Columns: Industry insider

Dave Charbauski
November 3, 2020

Now that you have selected a foundry and procured the pattern and core boxes necessary to make your casting, what comes next? You are at a particularly important stage in the manufacturing process—

Dave Charbauski
September 28, 2020

A basic question comes up often over the years: “Why do we use castings?”  Some folks take this as a negative question, but I interpret it as an indication that the person asking is new to the cast

Dave Charbauski
June 2, 2020

Clear and precise communications between a casting end-user and its foundry are vital if a casting is to be launched successfully. As a casting buyer, have you remembered to include discussions abo

Dave Charbauski
April 7, 2020

As a buyer of castings, you eventually will find yourself in the situation where you need to change foundries. In terms of the tooling required to make your castings, you will have two choices: bui