Design Guide

When you are considering designing a casting, you should involve General Foundry Service as early in the design process as possible. Even if the specific type of casting process has not been determined, working with us will always be beneficial to determine the best of our 5 casting processes for the application. Having the patternmaking, casting and machining processes under one roof will result in the best approach to get to the desired results in the final finished part.

At General Foundry Service we utilize our sales, project management and engineering team to work closely with your design team from the onset of a new program, through the entire lifecycle of the program.

Working closely with your engineers and your 2D and 3D data, we can assist in the Design For Manufacturing (DFM) for our processes, often reducing part count, lead time and ultimately cost.

  • Our engineering team has the knowledge to use your database to generate patterns and machine part programs and to assist you with your design.
  • A highly skilled staff that includes manufacturing engineers.
  • Thorough working knowledge of ANSI Y14.5M-1982 specifications.

Feel free to email or call us at 510-297-5040 if you have any questions about design assistance. We are happy to help.