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Know When it’s Time to Move on from Die Casting
Die casting isn’t always the right process when you’re manufacturing service-level quantities, so we’ve given you another option.
Your Guide to Material Selection
Material selection: one of the most important aspects of the casting process. This guide outlines many materials and helps you determine the right fit.
Know when to transition from sand casting to permanent mold
While sand casting is ideal for lower production volumes, the transition to permanent mold results in more benefits and can be just as affordable.
How our robot cell took the weight off technicians
We faced a challenge in manufacturing large aluminum parts, one that risked our efficiency and safety. We took this as an opportunity to improve our processes with the robot cell.
How a positive work environment contributes to the customer experience
One of our top priorities at Custom Castings is creating an engaging and transparent workplace that builds a better environment and contributes to positive customer experience.
Launching New Molds Quicker With Solidification Software
Solidification software helps us drive toward highly manufacturable and efficient designs – this allows us to not only predict the future, but to rewrite it by fixing problems before they occur.
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.
Designing for the Permanent Mold Process
Here’s what you need to know about casting design and all things involved: get in touch with us as soon as possible. Our solidification software runs simulations of your parts in action and allows to fix problem areas before even beginning production.
The Hidden Costs of Inventory
On the surface, large part batches sound like a good idea. But, beneath it come several opportunities for error. Learn why smaller part batches contribute to low customer costs and deliver defect-free parts.
Maximizing Uptime and Flexibility with our machining center
Our horizontal machining center cell is designed to produce parts – fast. Learn about how it works and why it helps us maintain efficiency and get your products to you on time.