Reliance Foundry Blog

Best Bollards, Benches, and Hardscape of 2021

A New Year’s Eve concept with champagne flutes and a clock moving from 2021 to 2022.

We certainly hope that 2022 will bring a new, less anxious normalcy. Yet we’ve gained some gems in the tough times, and some of the things we’ve learned along the way will follow us as the post-Covid world restarts.

Machinist Jobs, Wages, and Career Information

A machinist works a factory control panel

Machinists make precision parts by shaping metal and other materials with lathes, milling machines, grinders and drills to create a final, smooth, polished product. Machining is an important part of the metal manufacturing process, usually the last step in producing a forged or cast metal product.

Near Net Shape to Reduce Waste, Lower Cost and Save Time

A series of black cast iron bollards created from a traditional pattern

Near net shape manufacturing is a planned production process that aims to make an object as close to its final shape as possible. Near net shape manufacturing minimizes waste, lowers costs, and reduces the time needed to produce a finished item. A near net shape manufacturing process is cost efficient and better for the environment, demanding less energy and resources.