All Casting Blog Posts

Molten metal being emptied out of a furnace into a pouring ladle

Specifying and Ordering Custom Metal Castings: A Guide

Metal casting is a process that produces shapes (castings) by filling voids in molds with liquid metal. Cast metal products offer exceptional strength and durability, making them useful for heavy machine applications in industries related to farming, automobiles, railroads, home appliances, building architecture, ship building, oil and gas extraction, water

Familiar objects seen in their wooden, pattern state before molding and casting

Casting Patterns and Patternmaking

Casting is the process of pouring liquid metal into a mold, where it cools and solidifies. The casting process can produce everything from art pieces to engine parts. The shape is determined by the mold cavity, but something needs to shape the mold—that’s where the pattern comes in. Patterns are

Cast steel train wheels

Metal Casting and Foundry Production

Our lives are filled with cast metal products. Many of the metal objects we take for granted – train wheels, trailer hitches, lamp posts, large scale industrial equipment, and even sculpture – are cast in a foundry. The sheer number of different applications for cast metal demonstrates its versatility: metal

craft beer with flavor

The Alloys of Brew

Craft beer is in a renaissance. Whether it’s home brew or a professional micro-brewery, true beer fans are starting to care more about flavor than advertising. To achieve specific flavors, professional and hobby brewers alike put time and energy into selecting ingredients: Wet or dry hopped? Base or roasted malts?