By Alex Lawton As I mentioned in a previous article about the challenges we face in the industry, the problems we are working to solve now are what’s going to shape the future of this industry. As we find solutions to the workforce, political, and environmental issues we face today, we prepare ourselves to overcome…

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Avoid Casting Design Mistakes

As older design engineers retire, a new wave of young engineers are taking their places. What many younger engineers lack is an understanding of casting design – how to design parts so they can be cast with a consistently high level of quality. We recently sat down with Jeff Taylor, a casting engineer at The…

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Casting

Casting is a complex art and science that dates back several thousand years. So it’s not surprising that it has its own world of specialized terminology that’s quite foreign to the average OEM design engineer or purchasing manager. That’s why we created this casting terms dictionary, to shed light on the most common terms you…

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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. Through this series of blog posts, we have provided details that further reveal the “Lawton Difference” and the areas in which we…

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At The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco), we take pride in what sets us apart from other foundries and manufacturing companies. This includes our culture of flexibility and urgency, integrated offerings, dedicated customer advocates, and our focus on quality and on-time delivery. Through this series of blog posts, we have provided details that further reveal the…

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The C.A. Lawton Co. (Calco), an industry-leading supplier of large iron castings, was a stop on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s recent tour of Wisconsin manufacturing companies. Senator Johnson, looking to learn more about the wide range of products Calco manufactures for the United States and the world, met with Calco leadership and took a tour…

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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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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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