We Make Buying Castings Easier

Integrated manufacturing with a full array of on-site services that you don’t find at other foundries

Compare Us To Other Iron Casting Foundries

When you consolidate your suppliers, you will save time from coordinating purchasing, inventory, and logistics. We understand customer requirements, from specifications and tolerances to quantities and delivery dates. Coordination is the key to integration, and it begins with our integrated scheduling process. We understand what it takes to manage the production of large castings and large machined components.

 

   

  • Weekly Updated Order Status Report
  • On-Site Machining
  • On-Site Pattern Shop
  • On-Site Sample Machining
  • ASME Pressure Vessel Certification
  • ISO 2001:2015 Certification
  • On-Time Percentage Year After Year
  • On-Staff Metallurgist
  • On-Site Lab Facility
  • Inventory Programs
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Solidification Modeling
  • On-Staff Casting Engineer

Lawton

  • Weekly Updated Order Status Report
  • On-Site Machining
  • On-Site Pattern Shop
  • On-Site Sample Machining
  • ASME Pressure Vessel Certification
  • ISO 2001:2015 Certification
  • On-Time Percentage Year After Year 95%+
  • On-Staff Metallurgist
  • On-Site Lab Facility
  • Inventory Programs
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Solidification Modeling
  • On-Staff Casting Engineer

Other Foundries

  • Weekly Updated Order Status Report
  • On-Site Machining
  • On-Site Pattern Shop
  • On-Site Sample Machining
  • ASME Pressure Vessel Certification
  • ISO 2001:2015 Certification
  • On-Time Percentage Year After Year Not 95%
  • On-Staff Metallurgist
  • On-Site Lab Facility
  • Inventory Programs
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Solidification Modeling
  • On-Staff Casting Engineer

Large Iron Casting

Producing large iron castings, 500 pounds - 20,000 pounds,  and machined components on-site for five generations!

We make buying casting easier by helping you optimize casting performance with costs. We work WITH you to satisfy your end customer, aiming for a triple win situation. Quality castings provide strength and design integrity for equipment in the most demanding applications in the world. Because of strict controls and adherence to the Lawton process, we’ve developed into one of the best large casting iron and ductile iron foundries in North America. Attention to strict control ranges from careful selection of raw materials and maintenance of the very best melt practices to tight sand controls and documentation of processes and practices in the molding process.

Lawton has produced castings and machined components for five generations. This, combined with technical support and unparalleled communication, continues to be our primary focus for innovation and growth.

Pattern-Making

On-site and state-of-the-art.

It’s impossible to overstate the value of patterns to the success of the casting process. Patterns ultimately determine the shape and dimensional accuracy of the casting and contribute to iron integrity. Successful pattern design balances an intimate knowledge of the casting process, annual volume, investment, and material selection.

  • Large castings can be produced from patterns (up to 150” square)
  • Materials range from CNC foam for prototypes or single-use castings to multiple types of wood and urethane, depending on the application and the volume.
  • Full solid modeling and metal-flow simulation services

Engineering

A successful casting is the result of a close collaboration between the OEM design engineer and the foundry. Our cross-functional engineering and production team meets with the customer to discuss the part’s application, critical dimensions and performance characteristics. The goal of this deep technical dialogue is to reduce the manufacturing cost of the casting, improve its castability and meet the customer’s performance requirements. By applying best-practice tools like PFMEA, solidification modeling and control plans, we consistently produce affordable, high-quality castings that exceed their expectations.

Machining

On-site, integrated turn-key solutions for machine components.

We specialize in the manufacture of drive gearing and pulleys for the paper industry as well as dryer heads. We completely machine these components so they’re ready for installation on your paper-making equipment.

We also offer complete machining services to support production and service parts for water utilities, mining equipment manufacturers and industrial equipment OEMs. In addition, we provide services to prove out first article castings made by our foundry.

Machining equipment:

  • CNC Live Tooling VTL, Manual VTL
  • CNC 5-Axis Boring Bar, Manual Boring Bar

Plus, these miscellaneous capabilities:

  • Key seating
  • Radial Drills
  • Static and Dynamic Balancing
  • Assembly
  • Hydro-Testing
  • ASME Pressure Vessel and ABS Certified
  • Faro Arm CMM
  • Gear Hobbing

Our Specialty Markets

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Leadership Team

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About Us

With 140 years of history, we’ve learned a lot about what works – and that extends far beyond engineering and casting large components. We believe that work is more than a place we go every day. It’s a place of growth, creativity, collaboration and relationships.

Our Mission

We are a fifth-generation foundry-centered manufacturer run for the benefit of our employees, customers, owners and community. We provide success for our customers and employees by providing casting-centric solutions in an environment of safety, growth and continuous improvement (LEAN).

Our Values

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Continuously Improving

  • Success