What is a casting?

                 The shaping of METAL by melting and pouring into a mold. Most castings are made in sand molds. Sand, mixed with a binder to hold it together, is pressed around a wooden pattern that leaves a cavity in the sand. Molten metal is poured into the cavity and allowed to solidify. Investment casting is used for small, complex shapes. Wax or plastic replicas of the parts are covered with sand in a box. When the whole mold is heated, the replica melts, leaving behind a cavity into which the metal is poured. Die casting, in which molten metal is forced under pressure into metal molds, is used to make large numbers of small, precise parts with metals of low melting points.

      Bergstrom Foundry, Inc. has been providing manufacturers, industry and government with green sand, pep set and shell mold castings in aluminum, brass, and bronze for over Seventy years.


      We currently run a 250 kW Induction furnace as well as a 900-pound dipout at

Our 10,000 square foot facility located in Aberdeen, Washington.  Combine this plant together with our skilled workforce and we can cast your parts whether they are an ounce or fifteen hundred pounds. 


      We can provide patterning, rapid prototyping, heat-treating, machining and powder coating.  We can work closely with your engineering staff to assist them in resolving small issues before they become large stumbling blocks.  We can take your tried and true design & pattern, cost the job, cast it, box it and ship you the lot back so you can carry on with whatever it is you do. 


      Bergstrom Foundry has castings under and above the sea, on the highways, railways, machinery, equipment, buildings, parks, and just about anywhere else you can imagine.