Metal castings for beginners

Written by: Platform Engineering Manager, RJ Hawkins Fun fact: you are rarely more than 10 feet away from metal casting of some kind! If you are interested in learning about a process that dates back more than 5,000 years and, even to this day, is still the backbone of the manufacturing economy, you’ve come to…

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How LEAN is making a foundry family possible

Author: R.J. Hawkins, Engineer Manager at the C.A. Lawton Co. Often kids are raised by a single parent. To the best of their abilities, the parent does all he or she can to assure their kids don’t see the struggles that are taking place.  I am an example of this because I was raised by…

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Metalcasting: All about iron

Engineering Manager RJ Hawkins explores the main differences and applications between gray and ductile iron. From a microstructure standpoint, the primary difference is the shape of the graphite. Gray irons have flake graphite, where ductile iron has a nodular or spherical shape. This graphite shape is what drives the basic difference in each from a…

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