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How to optimize the design of pattern tooling

Lawton Pattern Tooling

Designing a pattern can be quite a challenge, especially if you don’t have a well-defined process. At The C.A. Lawton Co., the design review process begins when the customer and the foundry’s casting engineer review the required casting shape. It consists of drawings or models of a casting-friendly pattern and one or more core boxes.…

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How Lawton’s 4-step process solves the challenges of transfer tooling

Lawton Transfer Tooling

Many times, long-term production tooling is manufactured for use at one foundry and moved to another foundry during its useful life. This practice, referred to as “transfer tooling,” presents a number of challenges to the manufacturer who owns the pattern as well as the foundry receiving the work. These issues include the condition of the…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. FAQs

At The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco), our team of customer advocates hears similar questions about our capabilities, metrics and processes from many current and prospective clients. And with our blog being built to serve as an educational resource for readers, we’d like to answer some of these common questions in today’s post: Castings What kind…

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