Melt Department

Pier Foundry & Pattern Shop utilizes electricity to melt iron to a molten state. We operate a 5 metric ton electric induction furnace with the ability of melting 2,500 lbs of molten iron every 15 minutes. Iron is heated to a temperature of approximately 2,800° F and poured into molds at a temp between 2,400° F and 2,600° F.