How Castability Analysis Can Save Time And Money

How castability analysis can save time and money

Does your foundry conduct a castability analysis of new and existing parts? It’s an opportunity to identify tweaks to your casting design that can save you a significant amount of time and money. It can also improve the quality of your parts. State Line Foundries relies on proven processes to help maximize castability and provide…
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When Failure Isn’t An Option How State Line Helps Pump Manufacturers

How State Line Helps Pump Manufacturers

When failure isn’t an option: Pump manufacturers know how much is at stake when their products are at work in the field. Pumps support underground mining and tunneling operations, firefighting, commercial sprinkling systems, wastewater, the oil and gas industries and other critical, high-performance applications. Pump manufacturers looking for casting partners need to be certain that…
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How A Casting Buyer Can Find The Right Foundry For Military Work

How to find the right foundry for military work

Few foundries take on defense contractor-related work. It’s easy to see why. “The requirements for suppliers are pretty intense,” explains Jesse Milks, president of State Line Foundries, which pours iron castings for a variety of military products. Milks says the specifications provide a point of comparison between castings destined for military versus private-sector applications. “With…
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Customer Support At State Line Foundries

What Does it Mean to Put the Customer First?

Companies of all shapes and sizes – and across all industries – describe themselves as “always putting the customer first.” But the reality is often quite different. Businesses often fall short in this critical area, straining customer relationships and sometimes damaging them beyond repair. According to research conducted by Accenture Interactive, B2B buyers today aren’t…
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Pump Manufacturer Case Study

Foundry expert gets “pumped up” about SLF’s capabilities

Joel Yates is the definition of an expert – multiple consulting engagements, an advanced degree in metallurgy, decades in the foundry business, a teaching gig at a local college. When a high-end pump manufacturer needed to outsource a large number of castings, it turned to Yates as its key consultant. And the solution Yates found?…
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ADI: Tough, affordable castings for your most demanding applications

ADI: Tough, Affordable Castings for Your Most Demanding Applications

Iron that is nearly as strong and abrasion resistant as steel – and less expensive What if you could create iron castings that are nearly as strong as steel, and more manufacturing friendly? What if the iron was so strong you could use it to cast complex shapes and redesign multi-part assemblies into a single…
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5 Advantages That Make State Line Foundries Worth A Look

5 advantages that make State Line Foundries worth a look

When you need a quick delivery or complex, technically challenging castings produced, where can you turn? Most large, automated foundries shy away from such projects, preferring to focus on the “sure thing” of high-volume, low-cost commodity castings to keep their large pouring infrastructure busy. On the other end of the scale, most small “mom-and-pop” foundries…
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How To Navigate The Minefield Of Transfer Tooling

How to navigate the minefield of transfer tooling

If you don’t have the right foundry partner, transferring tooling can be like trying to cross a minefield while blindfolded. Your odds of success are likely to be very low. But an experienced foundry can help you get through the process smoothly, so you can be back in production with a minimum of hassle. “Moving…
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State Line Foundries Specializes In Producing Prototype Iron Castings

Need prototype castings? We can help!

If you’re seeking a foundry to produce prototype castings using gray, ductile or austempered ductile iron, you ought to consider State Line Foundries as a potential partner. Our two foundries offer a unique set of capabilities that make them an ideal place to get fast turnarounds on high-quality prototype castings. Here’s why. If you need…
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Dawn Of A New Era At State Line Foundries

The dawn of a new era at State Line Foundries

Whenever two companies join forces, the hope is that the new whole will be greater than the sum of its parts – that their synergies will enable them to deliver a more comprehensive set of solutions to their joint customers. But sometimes, the hoped-for efficiencies never materialize – or take a long time to realize.…
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