Permanent Mold Casting

April 6, 2021

If you have a large project that you are planning for, sand casting is likely your project's consideration. But should you be considering permanent mold casting instead? Sand casting is an excellent option but can have a higher cost per item cast and a lower production rate. Our foundry focuses on quality regardless of the option you choose. With this in mind, we will review the pros of each option. By reviewing permanent mold casting vs. sand casting you can make an informed decision for your project.

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February 16, 2021

Since the dog days of the early 1900's, when Henry Ford was ram-rodding the idea of an "assembly line", while his customers were asking him for "faster horses", OEM's (Original equipment manufacturers) have sought out Machine Shops as their primary source for castings.  It made sense, the machine shop was the last stop in the line, so from a material flow standpoint, the OEM buys from the machine shop, and the machine shop sources the castings to a foundry.  

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January 23, 2019

Permanent mold casting refers to the fact that the same mold is used for each casting cycle, rather than being broken away after each use as with sand casting. Although the mold is not truly “permanent” — as with any process and tooling, it will degrade over time and eventually need to be refurbished or replaced — the name applies to the continually used nature of the mold.

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September 21, 2018

Choosing the right casting process involves considering what the design needs and the economics of each possible route. It’s often an iterative process as casting method influences yields, part design and secondary finishing operations. A better understanding of the strengths of each method helps reduce the number of options and saves time.

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