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2024-01-18T15:04:56+00:00January 18th, 2024|

Iron Cast Foundries: QCC-Shaping the Modern World In the ever-evolving landscape of modern manufacturing, there's a remarkable force at play - iron cast foundries. These centuries-old institutions are not only preserving the legacy of craftsmanship, but they are also shaping the world we live in today. From intricate machinery parts to architectural masterpieces, iron cast foundries [...]

Key Advantages of Machinery Casting

2024-01-11T16:35:18+00:00January 11th, 2024|

Key Advantages of Machinery Casting in the Manufacturing Industry In the world of manufacturing, efficiency and productivity are paramount. This is where machinery casting comes into play, offering numerous advantages that can significantly enhance production processes. In this article, we will explore the key benefits of machinery casting in manufacturing industries. One of the primary advantages [...]

Patterns for Making Iron and Steel Castings

2023-12-18T21:28:53+00:00December 3rd, 2020|

Before we discuss patterns in the casting process, a little history. The foundry industry dates back to early biblical times, (it is believed some 4,000 years BC) where they would pour castings out of gold, and then later copper, bronze, and tin. One would assume that the casting images needed a pattern and in the early [...]


2023-12-18T21:21:09+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

Quaker City Castings Invests in Sand Reclaimer Quaker City Castings has undertaken the very complex project of installing equipment for reclaiming and re-using our own sand. A project that has been years in the planning and building, we expect it will be live by the end of 2020.According to owner Joe Korff, “The new reclaiming system [...]

Selecting the Right Foundry to Produce Metal Castings

2023-12-18T21:23:08+00:00October 6th, 2020|

You are asked to procure parts for a project for your company. It requires castings. Simple, right? The problem is you’re not exactly sure what a casting even is. That’s OK. We’ve helped a lot of customers understand what castings are and what kind fit their needs. A few hints: Make sure the metal type you [...]

Steel Castings vs. Iron Castings

2023-12-18T21:19:27+00:00September 29th, 2017|

When we talk about steel castings, we are usually referring to the metal casting or cast steel materials such as carbon steel and alloy steel, with carbon content of 2% or lower. Cast iron, on the other hand, usually refers to gray iron, ductile iron and malleable iron, which often molded in the same or similar [...]

“Bold Action” on Steel Imports

2023-12-18T21:17:27+00:00June 24th, 2017|

Our beloved Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Wilbur Ross, is now publicly discussing what we all hope is the coming protection for primary steel products in the United States and tariffs on those countries that support dumping and have heavily subsidized steel industries. See: Let's hope that castings follows along. Our industry's own Ray Monroe testified [...]

The Keystone Pipeline is Back!

2023-12-18T21:15:53+00:00January 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Well folks, after many months of consternation in the steel foundry and steel castings industry, it looks like the Keystone Pipeline is back. This is great news for all of us metal casting foundries, especially ferrous foundries. This is great news for our industry. Iron castings, steel castings, and plenty of other foundry products are [...]

Oil Looks to Be Down for the Long Haul

2023-12-18T21:14:45+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I've spent about as much time reading up on the medium term prospects for the oil market as anyone this past week to try and gauge what the market for steel castings and ductile iron castings is likely to be as we head into 2016 . A few stories that kind of sum up the picture [...]

Woe are the Commodities

2023-12-18T21:08:10+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I've belabored the plight of the downtrodden oil market enough to communicate the point that the foundry world, especially as it pertains steel castings and ductile iron castings (and to some extent gray iron), is suffering under the weight of low oil prices. However, the entire commodity picture is a bleak one.  In light of the [...]