Sharing our Expertise
Custom Castings prides itself on delivering value, sharing knowledge, and building trust in all facets of our business. We draw on more than 40 years of industry experience to identify new insights and share our learnings to strengthen our community of customers and peers.
We’ve identified three focal points leading to our success: our use of technology, industry knowledge, and commitment to a culture of continuous improvement.
These pillars drive the underlying themes of our articles and work environment, which enables us to deliver a better customer experience. Do you have a question or idea for an article? Tell us about it using our Request an Article form.
Improve your part’s manufacturability
We’ve come up with five tips to help improve the manufacturability of your part when designing for the permanent mold casting process.
Quick change and continuous improvement at Custom Castings
Why spend hours on a job when you could do it in minutes? No more long changeover and greater ownership over the process — welcome to quick change tooling. At Custom Castings, we take advantage of point-of-use tooling wherever we can, and have implemented it in as...
Below the surface: Heat treatment at Custom Castings
The tensile strength of an aluminum part improves with heat treatment. Heat treating to a T6 temper provides the biggest improvement in strength at 57 per cent.
Material selection: Switching up the status quo
In our first guide to material selection, we discussed the metals we use and their properties.
But what about swapping out one material for another?
Speed and competition: How we keep up with recreational vehicle trends
In an industry where speed-to-market is crucial, Custom Castings has a number of features that make us well-poised to make parts for recreational vehicles.
Boom, done: How Custom Castings uses thermal deburring to add value
At Custom Castings, we use explosions to build things up rather than bring them down.
Maximized quality and efficiency: Find out more about our horizontal machining center
The Makino a61nx Horizontal Machining Center might have a complex name, but its benefits
How Custom Castings mentors and builds leaders
Custom Castings’ own Ed Martin will be at the upcoming CME Dare to Compete Conference
Your Introduction to Heat Treatment
Heat treatment heats and cools parts, resulting in hardened or softened aluminum. Heat treatment and permanent mold casting make a great combination in your part’s success.
Size Doesn’t Matter: How we move beyond the norm
Custom Castings pushes the envelope of what we can do beyond the permanent mold industry norm.
Pushing Continuous Improvement One Step Further
Our Continuous Improvement Program is the driver behind challenging status quo, improving our team, and providing our customers with high quality service and results.