Low to Intermediate Volume Castings for Biotech/Life Science Components

Whether it is an external, customer-facing cosmetic component with added rigidity or internal structural components for a desktop/benchtop instrument like a baseplate, General Foundry has the expertise you need for cost reductions utilizing turnkey aluminum or zinc aluminum castings. Some biotechnology and life science components we have made include:

  • Baseplates
  • Top Plates
  • Optical Plates/Optical Components
  • Stage Mounts
  • DNA Sequencing Machine Components
  • Drawers
  • Pod Cradles
  • Support Tables
  • Robotic Arms
  • Internal Supports


  • Veterinarian Machine Components
  • Pipette Machine Components
  • Handles
  • Structural Components
  • Covers/Bezels
  • Displays
  • Pedestals
  • Necks
  • Keyboard Swivels
  • Blood Analyzer Components


As a supplier of finished, ready to assemble parts, we specialize in manufacturing low volume custom aluminum castings. Our focus on low to intermediate volume biotech product design combined with 50 plus years of casting experience has made us an industry-favorite. Our in-house pattern shop, foundries, and machine shop allows us to provide custom turnkey casting solutions in as little as 4-6 weeks.

Casting and Prototyping Capabilities

With multiple alloy choices and five complementary casting processes, General Foundry has the experience and state-of-the-art facilities to bring your design from concept to reality. Our capabilities also include advanced prototyping solutions, including 3D printed sand mold prototypes, 3d printed wax patterns and loose tooling prototypes.

an example component for the biotech industry created using green sand casting

Biotech/Life Science Casting Advantages

As advances in biotechnology community continue, the need for quality cast prototypes and production components grows as well. Our biotech/life science casting advantages include:    

  • Aluminum alloy & zinc aluminum alloy options
  • Complex shapes (undercuts & hollow features)
  • Fingernail size to 6 ft. diameter envelope
  • Down to .080” wall sections
  • Nearest net shape
  • Increased dimensional accuracy
  • Ship ready to assemble components (with hardware installed)
  • On-time delivery
  • Unparalleled customer service
  • Single source supplier-we save you time and money as a one-stop-shop

Work with General Foundry Today

With a focus on quality and service, General Foundry is dedicated to providing you with the best-in-class turnkey biotech casting solution. Our expertise and commitment to manufacturing excellence make us the ideal partner for all your custom casting needs.

Complete a contact us form for more information regarding our casting solutions for life sciences and biotechnology. For a quick and more accurate pricing request, please send us your project specs, drawing and/or models of what you are looking to achieve. If you have a quick question, please email us.