Posts Tagged ‘Transfer tooling’
Why Move Your Tooling to State Line Foundries?
Moving tooling from one foundry to another is often a complex undertaking. There are many variables involved, including the condition of the tooling, adapting it to the new foundry’s processes and much more. An excessively worn tool may no longer be able to produce parts that meet the OEM’s specifications. A worn pattern or core…Read More
Six Factors to Consider When Selecting A Foundry
Selecting a foundry to cast your ductile and gray iron parts requires a surprising amount of due diligence. That’s because there are many variables to consider in mold design, part design and casting processes. Highly-engineered parts must meet strict tolerances, metallurgical qualities and performance characteristics. The foundries that produce them need to have well-defined, repeatable…Read More
Big Foundry Services In A Short-line Package
OEMs are faced with a Goldilocks problem. They often require a large foundry that can produce big volumes of parts, plus sophisticated services like mold flow analyses and testing. But big foundries tend to be slow-moving and inflexible, with long lead times and strict production requirements. Short-line foundries are often much more flexible and responsive,…Read More
How Does State Line Achieve 98% First-Pass Yield?
In the foundry industry, one of the most important indicators of success is first-pass yield. If it’s high, customers can count on receiving excellent quality castings on a timely basis. If it’s low, they can expect delays, cost overruns, casting quality issues and other problems. Thanks to its exceptional people, processes and technology, State Line…Read More
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…Read More