Tag: metalcasting

What is an Alloy and Why are They Used?

There’s a good chance you have heard of alloys, but do you know what one is? Believe it or not, you probably encounter alloys in your everyday life without even knowing it. Alloys are present in cookware, jewelry, tools and more. So, what is an alloy and why are they used? Read on to learn more!… Read more »

Foundry Sand Casting Process: Step by Step

Metal casting is the process in which molten metal is poured into a mold and allowed to solidify into an object. The object that solidifies is called a casting. Sand casting is defined as pouring of molten metal into a sand mold and allowing it to solidify in the mold. Sand casting is the most… Read more »

Casting Defects: Are You Working with a Quality Foundry?

Casting Defects

When choosing a foundry, one has to make sure it is of the highest quality to avoid pitfalls in the engineering process such as casting defects. The proper design and molding from a trusted foundry can provide a defect free cast, but due to some control limitation and human interference, defects can always occur.  Anything… Read more »

Patriot Foundry: A Metal Casting Company for All Applications

Metal Casting

Metal casting is the manufacturing process where molten metal is poured into a mold and allowed to cool and solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is broken or ejected out of the mold to complete the process. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be difficult… Read more »

The Undeniable Benefits of Prototype Casting

cast iron gear

A prototype is a first or preliminary model of an object from which other forms are developed or copied. Engineers and manufacturing professionals can use a number of different methods to produce prototypes, one of the most popular being casting with molds. Casting is one of the first manufacturing methods known to humankind, dating back… Read more »