Pattern Making 2016-11-24T16:50:25+00:00

Pattern Making

Foundry Tools For Metal Casting

/ˈpadərnˈmākiNG/ verb  1.  In metal casting, a pattern is a replica of the object to be cast, used to prepare the cavity into which molten material will be poured during the casting process.  Patterns used in sand casting may be made of wood, metal, plastics or other materials.


Our patterns are made using CNC routing and milling, as well as traditional, hand-crafting methods.  The patterns are milled from stable hardwoods, plastic resins, aluminum, or a combination of these materials.  ISF has the ability to create patterns and meet requirements of any foundry in North America.

  • Specialties include ships propeller patterns, match-plates, and complex part lines.
  • Certified in gating and riser design by the American Foundry Society and Cast Metals Institute.

ISF can build from your CAD files (3D or 2D), PDF, and even sketches.  If your design isn’t finalized we can help finish to aid in the manufacturing process.

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