Iron, in its pure form, is lustrous, silvery, and soft. Iron’s electrons can spin in the same direction, which means it effortlessly combines with alloying elements. Iron is also polymorphic. Its crystal structure can transform into different forms by changing the temperature and carbon content. Iron’s properties make it valuable to metallurgists and engineers. The…

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

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At The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco), we are proud of the reputation our foundry has built over the last two centuries; a reputation for quality, on-time iron casting solutions alongside high-touch customer service. In this series of blog posts, we will be highlighting the “Lawton Difference” and how Calco makes the difficult task of procuring…

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