25 episodes

An engineer's guide to manufacturing aluminum castings, hosted by Batesville Products, Inc.

BPI has over 75 years of experience engineering, tooling, casting, machining, inspecting, and polishing aluminum and zinc products for 70 industries nationwide.

Check out more content like videos, written guides, and case studies on our website: batesvilleproducts.com

Casting Class Batesville Products

    • Business

An engineer's guide to manufacturing aluminum castings, hosted by Batesville Products, Inc.

BPI has over 75 years of experience engineering, tooling, casting, machining, inspecting, and polishing aluminum and zinc products for 70 industries nationwide.

Check out more content like videos, written guides, and case studies on our website: batesvilleproducts.com

    Investment Casting vs. Permanent Mold Casting

    Investment Casting vs. Permanent Mold Casting

    Pros, cons, and key differences between each casting process.


    When should I use investment casting (also known as lost-wax casting or precision casting) or permanent mold casting?

    • 10 min
    11 Steps to Manufacture your Design

    11 Steps to Manufacture your Design

    How do I get from design to finished product? Tim and Rachel review the manufacturing process step by step, so you know what to expect. There are 11 steps from concept to creation: design, choosing a supplier, tooling, and more!

    • 22 min
    Fabrication vs. Casting

    Fabrication vs. Casting

    The pros, cons, and when to use each manufacturing method.

    Learn which one is best for your custom design with Rachel Weber and Mary Jutzi.

    • 12 min
    Sand cores, Pulls, and Inserts

    Sand cores, Pulls, and Inserts

    We met with metal casting engineer Monty Fullerton to learn about 3 design opportunities for complex aluminum permanent mold castings: steel inserts, sand cores, and pulls/slides.

    • 10 min
    8 Manufacturing Myths

    8 Manufacturing Myths

    Johnathan and Rachel becomes Myth Busters! There are 8 huge misconceptions in the manufacturing industry:


    Is manufacturing in decline?
    Are all manufacturing jobs outsourced to other countries?
    Are onshored products lower quality or more expensive?
    Is manufacturing low-tech with limited innovation?
    Is automation eliminating manufacturing jobs?
    Are manufacturing jobs low-paying and undesirable?
    Is manufacturing just an assembly line, conveyor belt process?
    Is manufacturing dirty and bad for the environment?

    • 19 min
    How to Choose a Supplier

    How to Choose a Supplier

    Questions you NEED to ask when choosing a new supplier! Your shortcut to determining the experience and quality of a potential manufacturer.



    With our hosts Tim Williams, Johnathan Johnson, and Rachel Weber.

    • 14 min

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