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Survey of U.S. Casting Production


U.S. Metalcasting at a Glance


MCDP breaks down the U.S. metalcasting industry by metal, process, state, value-added services and markets served.


AN MCDP STAFF REPORT 30 | METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING | Jan/Feb 2018 U


sing data gathered from a nationwide survey of U.S. metalcasters, Metal Casting Design & Pur- chasing can paint a picture of the industry in 2017. The data was compiled from a survey of 1,633 domestic metalcasting facilities, 84% of the coun- try’s estimated 1,949 plants in 2017. Following is a breakdown of the survey results. Te


percent of responses reflects the number of surveyed facilities that responded to each question.


Process Most Common: Green Sand,


Horizontally-Parted Least Common:V-Process With 601 metalcasting facilities


reported using the green sand horizon- tally parted process and 187 reported using the green sand, vertically-parted process, 649 facilities use one or both of


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