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The foundry industry has a wide variety of interesting and intriguing careers. From engineering to metallurgy, melt deck operations to furnace maintenance, spectrometer operator to automated machines. The possibilities are great and the foundry industry needs more young people to get involved. We caught up with Lawton Standard casting engineer Lauren Innis and Lawton Standard...
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What a three days it was in Milwaukee for the annual American Foundry Society Metalcasting Congress. Lawton Standard was part of the three-day event which ran April 22nd -April 24th at the Baird Center. Lawton and its family of companies had a great time interacting with old friends and making new connections at the event....
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The Lawton Standard Co. has recently combined with Renaissance Manufacturing Group (RMG) and its 160 team members as part of its expansion strategy. RMG has locations in Anniston, Ala., Grafton, Wis., and Menomonee Falls, Wis. The ductile iron foundry is at the Anniston location. Grafton is home to the machine shop. The sales office is...
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A simple list of commonly used terms in a foundry setting (in order of use): Pattern – The wood, metal, foam or plastic shape used to form the cavity in the sand. A pattern may consist of one or many impressions and would normally be mounted on a board or plate complete with a runner...
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What is foundry sand? Where does foundry sand come from? Foundry sand is a high-quality silica sand that is used for casting and molding processes in the metal casting industry. The sand is typically made from high-quality silica and is specially designed for use in foundries. Foundry sand is produced by crushing and screening sand...
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Don’t forget to subscribe! Today we will briefly go over one of the tools in my industrial engineering toolbox. That tool is Plant Simulation software, specifically the one we’ve utilized is Siemens Technomatix Plant Sim. What is PlantSim? PlantSim is a PLM software that allows us to simulate simple and complex production flows completely on...
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A lot has happened with the Lawton Standard family of foundries. In January 2020, The C.A. Lawton Company and Temperform were the first foundries to combine to serve our customers better. Since then, our family has continued to grow! (View our complete timeline here.) How we’re keeping customers informed New Lawton Standard customers sense that...
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Blake Albritton, CTO of The Lawton Standard Co. and industrial engineer gives us a quick lesson in metallurgy. Follow along as he explains what ductile iron is and how it is made. Transcript: On behalf of the Lawton family, welcome to “Four-minute metallurgy,” where we will attempt to explain metallurgical or foundry engineering concepts in...
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