The staff at Rockford Foundries maintain their metallurgical knowledge and technical capability utilizing current technology and expertise. But, like the oldest preserved cast parts dating back to 3,000 BC, there is still room for the artisan:

The artist who can look at the crucible and know the exact right time to pour the castings. The specialist who can execute a production order at the highest rate of efficiency, while still maintaining product accuracy. The expert who can work with mounted or loose work patterns to craft a single unit or blanket productions.

Who we are

Rockford Foundries is a family-owned business in Rockford, IL, dedicated to maintaining their reputation for quality, with every casting that they pour. Founded in Rockford’s original Water Power District, Rockford Foundries began as the Rockford Standard Pattern Works in the early 1930s. Today, they offer over 60 years of hands-on experience.

Handcrafted Excellence

Rockford Foundries specializes in sand castings from non-ferrous metals (alloys) – aluminum and oshalloy (low leaded red brass). Excelling in production of small quantity orders, Rockford Foundries can easily handle short run and loose work foundry jobs; however, they can also handle large quantity blanket orders. Core options include no-bake and shell sand.

How Hot Is It?

To melt metal alloys, you must provide enough energy to weaken the molecular bonds to the point where the individual molecules are no longer held in a rigid structure, but are able to move almost freely. That means a lot of heat. The oldest preserved cast parts were most certainly produced using a wood fire and the hot gasses that it produces.

Specialty Products & Trivets

It started with the company Christmas gift to clients – a custom-designed accessory or trivet made by Rockford Foundry craftsmen. Pretty soon, friends of clients were calling to see if they could also get a trivet and now these keepsakes are available to anyone who appreciates the quality in these custom-made pieces.

Learn more about our capabilities and how we can help you meet your goals.