How are Castings Used
What are castings used for?
Metal castings are used in virtually any application you can think of. More than 90% of all manufactured goods and capital equipment use castings as engineered components or rely on castings for their manufacture. All sectors of the U.S. military are reliant on metal castings for tank, truck, jet engine and other vital components.
The major markets for metal castings are shown here.
|End-Use Markets||Percent of Castings Shipped|
|Automotive & Light Truck||35%|
|Pipe & Fittings||15%|
|Construction, Mining & Oil Field Equipment||6%|
|Internal Combustion Engines||5%|
|Municipal Castings (manhole covers, grates, etc.)||3%|
|Pumps & Compressors||2%|
** Information Courtesy of the American Foundry Society. www.afsinc.org