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Casting Pattern Design & Manufacturing Services

Casting Pattern Design & Manufacturing Services
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Casting Pattern Design & Manufacturing Services

With a history in manufacturing that stretches back to 1962, Glidewell Specialties Foundry Co. is well-trusted as a quality-driven resource for custom machining components. Exemplifying our high level of expertise is our casting, pattern design, and manufacturing services. We have five highly skilled, full-time pattern makers on staff. Our advanced CNC milling machine and manual milling equipment accommodates a variety of materials, including wood, foam, metal, and plastic. In addition to manual and CNC machining, we employ basic wood working with lathes, drills, saws, and planer mills to fabricate patterns that the client owns after manufacturing, and that last on average of several years. In addition to pattern design and manufacturing, we also offer 3D modeling and MAGMA solidification modeling services. We handle storage on-site for our customers’ patterns, and everything is organized within our Foundry Computer System. At our advanced facility, we handle volumes that range from prototypes to long, high volume production runs. The quality of our products is assured by our status as an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, a status we have held since 2010.

To learn more about our pattern design and manufacturing capabilities, please see the table below or feel free to contact us directly.

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Casting Pattern Design & Manufacturing Capabilities

General Capabilities
5 Full Time Highly Skilled Pattern Makers on Staff
Storage
  • Organized in Foundry Computer System
  • All on-site storage
Pattern Material
Wood
Foam
Metal
Plastic
Pattern Making Process
CNC Machining
Basic Wood Working
  • Lathe Work
  • Drilling
  • Sawing
  • Planer Mills
Equipment
CNC Milling Machine
Manual Milling Machine
Pattern Life
Average: Several Years
Additional Services Provided
3D Modeling
MAGMA solidification modeling
Ownership of Patterns
Client Owns the Patterns
Production Volume
Prototype
Low Volume
High Volume
Short Run
Long Run
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Additional Information

Industry Focus
Water Works
Heavy Equipment
Steel Mill
Mining/Mineral
Wind Power
Oil & gas
Machine
Heavy Construction
Pump Manufacturing
Intended Applications
Valve Bodies
Bearing Bases
Pump Frames
Machine Bases
Gear Components
Industry Standards
ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
DIN
(Deutsche Industrie-Normen) A general term relating to the official standards of Germany.
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
  • ISO 9001:2008
Mil-Spec
Military Specifications
Lloyds Register
  • Castings In Grey and Spheroidal Graphite Iron
File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG)
BMP
Bit Mapped Graphics
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
for exchanging data between
advanced CAD and CAM programs.
PDF
Portable Document Format
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format
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Castings ProductionWe produce castings that range from
1,000 to 30,000 pounds in gray iron and
1,000 to 28,000 pounds in ductile iron.
Ductile Iron Society MemberISO 9001 CertifiedAWFBureau Veritas Factory Approved ManufacturerLloyd's Register