Athy Co-Operative Foundry Limited

Athy Co-operative
Foundry Ltd

Co. Kildare
Eircode R14ER26

t. +353 (0)59 863 8100
f. +353 (0)59 863 8100

Metal Casting Process

Pattern Making

From the design, provided by an engineer or designer, a craftsperson called a patternmaker produces a master of the object to be produced, using wood, plaster or plastic.-> More about Pattern Making

Sand Moulding

A multi-part moulding box is prepared to receive the pattern and are filled with moist sand. Moulding boxes are made in segments that may be latched to each other.-> More about Sand Moulding    

Metal Casting


Molten metal is poured into the mould and allowed to cool. The mould is broken apart and the cast metal is sent for finishing.-> more about Metal Casting       


The cast metal is then refined through a combination of hammer peening, shot peening, polishing, forging, plating, rough grinding, machine grinding or machining.-> more about Finishing