SoloPoint Solutions Visits General Foundry

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Manufacturing is “where the rubber meets the road”. No better place to witness that than a tour at the General Foundry in San Leandro, CA.

It was an opportunity for the SoloPoint crew to witness how designs are made into parts – in this case sand casting – and right here in Silicon Valley.

General Foundry specializes in precision sand casting, rubber plaster molding & permanent mold processes for prototyping, pre-production and short-run production. For more information go to their website: www.genfoundry.com

Here are some of the images that the team captured on their tour:

Pouring hot aluminum (156 C) into a mold. Photo by Tom Sons

After cooling, mold is dropped onto a “shaker” table to remove the sand. Photo by Tom Sons

Cast parts after breaking out of the mold and ready for the next step in the process. Photo by Tom Sons

A castled part laying in it's mold. Photo by Tom Sons

A casted part laying in its mold. Photo by Tom Sons

The Grinding Shop where parts are prepared for final inspection. Photo by Tom Sons

The Grinding Shop where parts are prepared for final inspection. Photo by Tom Sons

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