Saunders Equipment, Inc. and Saunders Foundry Supply, Inc. have been the principal suppliers to the precision investment casting industry since its inception as a modern industrial technique in the 1940s.

Precision Investment Casting has ancient, worldwide origins. Using lost wax techniques, art objects were cast in gold and bronze by the Egyptians, the Incas and the Chinese, dating back to the earliest records of each culture. In modern times, everything that flies, generates electricity, cuts metal, handles liquids, processes food, examines or patches your body - to name just a few areas - depends on Precision Investment Casting for the key components.

Saunders Equipment, Inc. and Saunders Foundry Supply, Inc. have been the principal suppliers to the precision investment casting industry since its inception as a modern industrial technique in the... (more)

Tooling

To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.

Production

"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)