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Centrifugal Casting Process

Metal Casting Inspection Methods: What They Tell and What the Limitations Are

October 12, 2022

Metal casting is precise and process orientated. With countless variables potentially affecting the result, casting inspection procedures must be rigorous.  Inspection methods can vary between casting type, and different inspection methods are often used for a single casting.  More than anything else, metal casting inspections provide customers with confidence that they received a quality casting. …

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Ferrous vs. Non-Ferrous Metals

September 19, 2022

From skyscrapers to naval propulsion systems, from automotive parts to petrochemical furnace tubes, there is no shortage of real-world applications for metal.  Metals come in a wide range of structures, properties, and applications but are commonly organized into two categories: ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals.  Below we explain the definitions, common types, differences, and popular…

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Stainless Steel VS Aluminum Castings: When To Use Each

August 18, 2022

Selecting the best metal alloy for your components can be challenging. Two popular choices are aluminum and stainless steel. Every component and its application are different so there is not a “one size fits all” alloy. However, this article will provide tips for determining which alloy is a better fit based on your application and…

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Take The Metal Casting Quiz: Beginner Level

August 4, 2022

Think you know a lot about metal casting? Take our beginner level casting quiz and find out. Once you finish the quiz, please take our expert level quiz. Oh yeah, no time to “Google” the question because you have limited time to select an answer.

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Take The Metal Casting Quiz: Expert Level

July 19, 2022

Think you know a lot about metal casting? Take our expert level casting quiz and let’s see. Once you finish the quiz, please take our metallurgy quiz. You have limited time to select an answer so no time to “Google” the question.

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Alloys

Take The Metallurgy Quiz: Beginner Level

July 9, 2022

Think you know a lot about metal? Take our beginner level quiz and find out. Once you finish the quiz, please take our expert level quiz. Oh yeah, no time to “Google” the question because you have limited time to select an answer.

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Ferrous Metal

Take The Metallurgy Quiz: Expert Level

June 24, 2022

Do you think you are an expert in metallurgy? Take our expert level quiz and let’s see. Once you finish the quiz, please take our metal casting quiz. You have limited time to select an answer so no time to “Google” the question.

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Heat Treatment

Heat Treatment for Metals

May 24, 2022

What is Heat Treatment? Heat treatment is a thermal process that accomplishes three primary improvements to the material properties of metal castings: Improving mechanical properties Enhancing corrosion resistance Reducing residual stresses The heat treatment process begins with heating the metal casting to the desired temperature before cooling the metal in a controlled way to achieve…

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Meat Production

Seven Examples Of Metal Castings Saving The Customer Money

May 11, 2022

Centrifugal Casting Reduced Machine And Casting Scrap The valve cage regulates and helps control the flow of fluid through a valve.  When supplied as a static sand casting, defects in the valve cage were often not discovered until much machining had been completed.  The results were high scrap rates and cost.  Working with the customer,…

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3D Metal Printing

3D Metal Printing and Metal Casting

May 6, 2022

As 3D metal printing becomes more commercially viable, it is tempting to assume that it represents a direct and immediate threat to traditional metal casting processes.  However, like any technology 3D printing has advantages and disadvantages compared to competing processes.  This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of using 3D printing to produce metal components…

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