By Alex Lawton Aside from the health, political, and economic challenges we’re all facing, The C.A. Lawton Co., the foundry industry, and all of manufacturing are being confronted by specific challenges today. As a small manufacturing company within the industry, we’re striving to overcome them. Perhaps hearing what we’re working on can help you with…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  4/1/2020 Contact:  Andy Mastalir, Sales and Customer Service Manager, 920.983.4171, amastalir@calawton.com Damascus Steel Casting Company joins Temperform and The C.A. Lawton Co. New Brighton, PA – Private equity firm, Oakland Standard Company, announces the expansion of the specialty metals platform.  Damascus Steel Casting Company joins Temperform and The C.A. Lawton Co.…

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One basic principle in reviewing a casting design is Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T). This system defines and communicates engineering tolerances through symbolic language on engineering drawings. It explicitly describes the part geometry and allowable variations. Using GD&T helps the customer’s design engineer, the supplier’s manufacturing engineer, and quality inspectors to reach consensus on a…

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This article from the St. Norbert College newsletter highlights five challenges that Wisconsin manufacturers are likely to face in the years ahead. It features the expert opinion of Marc Schaffer, associate professor of economics at the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert College, whose thinking closely parallels that of Lawton’s…

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Many people are aware that manufacturing is important, but far fewer people are aware of how important the casting industry is. It’s responsible for parts that fuel everyday life, the economy and many other industries. As we celebrate this year’s Manufacturing Month, we wanted to take a closer look at the casting industry and all…

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A large part of continuous improvement culture is continuous learning. Many people don’t know a great deal about the casting industry or how important it is to our everyday lives. Here’s an opportunity to learn more about it. According to the American Foundry Society (AFS), in an article entitled Metalcasting Facts and Tidbits written for…

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Lawton Hiring Event

At The C.A. Lawton Co., we’re hiring remarkable people. If you’re committed to growing your skills and making a difference in your work, we’d love to talk to you at the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference on October 24 in booth #546 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. We’ve been creating remarkable…

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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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Molten Monday

Happy Molten Monday! Manufacturing pressure vessels that operate safely in end-use applications is a big responsibility. For Calco to produce ASME ductile iron pressure vessels, structural integrity throughout the casting is paramount. This requires consistent processes and adherence to strict procedural requirements. Producing ASME ductile iron pressure vessels is a unique capability and one that…

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