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Casting vs. Forging – Which One Is Right for You?

The components used in various industrial and commercial equipment are created using multiple methods. The most commonly employed techniques include casting and forging. The method employed is dependent on various factors, including raw material availability and end-user specifications, amongst others. In this article, we will determine the best method for you and the right materials […]

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10 Industries Where Castings Affect the Bottom Line

Though we hardly seem to notice, cast metal components form an integral part of our everyday lives. For example, automobiles, domestic appliances, and industrial equipment possess cast metallic components. Due to the essential nature of the cast metal parts they produce, casting mold manufacturers play a critical role in various industrial sectors. What Roles Do […]

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Top Causes of Foundry Casting Defects + Tips to Avoid Them

Metal forging is a delicate process that requires expert skill and knowledge. Foundries all over the world must deliver high-quality metal parts needed for various domestic and industrial applications. A key issue faced by foundry operators is casting defects. This article will discuss the most common casting defects encountered in metal part forging and how […]

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The Benefits of Using 3D Printing in the Sand Casting Process

3D printing as a production technology process has impacted the manufacturing industry more than anyone expected. Advancements in sand casting and printed molds have resulted in production processes that are faster, cheaper, and higher quality than traditional methods. Let’s find out why and how manufacturers are increasingly using 3D printing technology for industrial applications. Traditional […]

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Investment Casting vs. Sand Casting — What’s the Difference?

Several casting methods exist for producing the machine parts required for industrial manufacturing processes, including sand and investment casting. Here, we will explore some key similarities and differences between the two.  Sand Casting Process  Metalworkers widely use sand casting technology because it is suitable for casting steel, iron, brass, and most nonferrous alloys—as well as […]

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Non-Destructive Testing Methods (NDT) and Importance

Machine diagnostics require operators to disassemble components in a system to check for anomalies. Resulting downtime limits production capabilities. Non-destructive allows the inspection of the system components without disrupting or halting the production processes. What Is NDT? NDT encompasses techniques used to inspect machinery for defects without physically altering or disassembling the components. NDT is […]

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Lost-Wax Casting Process – How Does It Work?

The lost-wax casting process is used worldwide, and the method is often preferred by engineers. It provides flexibility when it comes to product design and the materials used. There are applications for which you want to use the lost-wax casting process, and instances when it’s not the best casting option. What Is Lost-Wax Casting? Lost-wax […]

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Complex Mold Production Reduces Lead Time by 9 Weeks – Saves Thousands

Customer Challenge The customer required extremely fast lead time as well as complicated casting geometry for replacement cylinders on an old obsolete compressor. MW Smith DXP Engineers, contacted Pumpworks Castings, LLC about the need for 2 Compressor Cylinders on an expedited basis. The challenge; reduce lead time from an estimated 17+ weeks down to 8 […]

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