When asked about the new challenges as Machine Shop Coach, TJ Aaron responds as he does to most challenges he faces, with a wry smile and a shrug, “It’s different.”  TJ is no stranger to challenges in his career at Lawton.  Since joining the firm in 2008, he learned the casting process from the bottom up. Starting…

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After producing its own angle plates and work holding fixtures for more than a century, The C.A. Lawton Co., a De Pere, WI-based foundry, pattern, and heavy manufacturing machine shop, will now offer these highest-quality products through a Lawton-branded consumer product line being sold directly to machinists and fabricators. The new products will complement Lawton’s…

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Presentation: Additive Manufacturing Sand Molds and Cores Compared to a Traditional Method Kelly Coles, chief operating officer, CA Lawton Sheku Kamara, director, Rapid Prototyping Consortium Due to the high cost of additive manufacturing molds and cores for individual parts, its use in the sand casting process has been limited to projects that require one to…

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