Casting purchasing agreements typically direct the expectations and limits for the cast product according to six basic criteria.
Beauty at Your FeetSeptember 15, 2021
Meet the Pacific Northwest company that specializes in delighting the public with aesthetic experiences where they’re least expected. Creators of ornamental drain grates and more, Iron Age Designs has poured a foundation in partnerships cultivated through its AFS membership.Read More
New to buying castings? This overview of tooling and patterns will kickstart your understanding of an important piece of
A proof of concept project for the U.S. Department of Energy indicates the feasibility of casting ductile iron parts with walls as thin as 1 mm.
Chris Gallagher's work over the last four years at Granite Falls High School in Washington State is producing a small population of skilled manufacturing enthusiasts who will complete high school prepared to either pursue related higher education or walk from commencement ceremonies into well-pay
Understanding Materials for Pattern Construction
When you are looking into the tooling required to produce your casting, you will find a variety of materials are available to use in the construction of your pattern and core boxes.
Modern Method Restores Vintage Part
When a replacement part for a restoration project was just not possible, AFS Corporate Member Aristo-Cast Inc. (Almont, Michigan) stepped in with a solution utilizing its 3D-printing capabilities combined with its investment casting process.
Smart Design Clamps Down Savings
A customer of AFS Corporate Member Waupaca Foundry (Marinette, Wisconsin) was looking for a stronger but lighter part while also reducing its cost. The part was a then-offshored clamp used to secure cable and tubing of land-based wellbores for the oil and gas industry.
The Benefits of Localization
Supply chain woes hang over the economy from COVID-induced shortages, ripples from the Suez Canal container ship blockage and U.S. West Coast port congestion.