The Importance of Working With a Tier 1 Supplier

Prospect Foundry September 14, 2021

Whenever you invest in a casting project, you have a decision to make regarding which type of supplier you elect to fulfill it. Since 1936, Prospect Foundry has been a market-leading supplier of complex cored gray and ductile iron castings. As a time-tested tier 1 supplier, we aim to produce the highest quality products backed by a cherished reputation and the best possible equipment and team members.

Here are the primary advantages of working with a tier 1 supplier like Prospect Foundry on your next project.

Design & Development

At Prospect Foundry, our ability to produce pressure-tight, low-porosity castings in complex designs is based upon the integration of engineering expertise in pattern design, metallurgy, and casting processes.

Our deep understanding of the casting process coupled with a commitment to stellar craftsmanship will yield the results your business is looking for. Our design experts can help create low-volume casts as well as prototypes tailored to your unique needs.

Cutting-Edge Technology

The best outcomes require the best equipment operated by the most qualified technicians. Our team of highly-trained foundry specialists implement modern casting technologies on a daily basis to ensure the complex needs our clients are met in an efficient and diligent manner.

For a full suite of our Coring, Melt, Molding, and Finishing capabilities, view our offerings here.

Quality Systems & Practices

Prospect Foundry’s reputation and legacy of success over the last 85 years has been built on – and endured because of – our ability to provide market-leading quality. Due to our continued efforts, we are now proudly ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

Our dedication to market-leading quality is based on four key factors:

  1. A clear understanding of the casting process and customer requirements
  2. The most up-to-date inspection tools, including:
  • In-depth metal chemistry, controlled by spectrometer
  • Metallographic inspection of grain structure
  • Precise digital temperature control throughout the process
  1. Readily available information, in the form of metrics and work instructions
  2. Craftsmanship with attention to detail

A tier 1 supplier can offer a level of quality in its products and customer service that other market participants simply can’t match.

Supply Chain Management

One of the most impactful benefits of working with a tier 1 supplier is the ability to procure fully customized, painted, and assembled machine components from a single relationship.

At Prospect Foundry, we have operational partnerships with highly-qualified painting and machining suppliers, so we can deliver fully finished and certified components ready to be added directly to your production line.

Because the casting process is generally the most intensive part of the supply chain, with the slimmest margin for error, working with Prospect Foundry as your supplier will help ensure your components are expertly crafted with a critical focus on casting quality.

The Prospect Foundry Way

Don’t opt for a mediocre supplier who may yield mediocre results. When it comes to your project, choose a supplier that has been leading the market in craftsmanship, design, precision, quality, and reputation since 1936. At Prospect Foundry, our commitment to owning the solution to our clients needs and living up to the standard of a tier 1 supplier drives the decisions we make and the care with which we work.

Contact your friends at Prospect Foundry today to learn how we can form a partnership. For more information about our company or our product line, visit us online at

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