Our Mission

Casting Development Associates has represented leading casting manufacturers since 1976.  Our collaborative, hands-on approach to casting provides numerous advantages to our customers.

What our customers have to say 

Our Work

Strong relationships and collaboration

Teamwork and communication lead to success

We facilitate collaboration between your team and our foundrymen, toolmakers, and machinists – and the results are amazing.  

Short time to market

Your schedule is important to us

We combine precise planning and technology such as Magma Solidification Modeling and CAD/CAM to get your product to market quickly. 

 

We can solve your casting challenges

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The right partner, method, and material 

Prototyping or production

We work together with our manufacturer’s engineering staff every step of the way, from casting design to samples and production.  The result is a successful project with the right method and material – and a product that meets your specifications. 

 Single source responsibility

Castings machined and finished, ready to assemble

Our vertically integrated factories provide a smooth and efficient “one stop” source for your castings and assemblies.

  • Early collaboration means lower costs

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  • Our experience, dedication and long term relationships will serve your needs

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  • Engineered solutions to suit your need -  including complex tooling, castings, and pressure vessels

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  • Personal commitment -  our team is an extension of your operation

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  • Over 35 years of metal fabricating experience

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  • Contact us any time for creative ideas on your casting project

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Since 1976, Casting Development Associates has ensured the successful completion of hundreds of casting projects, and provided local, ongoing support.  Read what our customers have to say about us. 

“…Charlie is one of the few people that I have done business with over the past thirty years that has always done what he said he would do. He consistently provided problem solving ideas that kept me as a purchasing manager looking good.”
Mike M., Purchasing Manager, High voltage grid equipment
“…Charlie’s impressive first hand knowledge is dwarfed only by his unselfish and pragmatic approach in helping his client make the best decision for their specific project possible… The best advice I would give any engineer or buyer of manufactured parts would be ‘Just call Charlie.'”
Russ Picut, President, Picut Manufacturing
“…Charlie is very thorough, never leaving any question unanswered. He follows quotes through and reports the decisions, positive or negative, and the reasons for them. I consider Charlie a true sales engineer, and his value is unsurpassed.”
Steven R Hogarth, President, K&H Precision Products
“Charlie is the best kind of Manufacturers Representative a purchasing manager wants to see. He is knowledgeable about the companies he represents and does not overstate their capabilities… During design and development he acts as problem solver and expeditor for both the manufacturer and the buyer. Once the project has been turned into a production component he continues to be an advocate for both buyer and seller on all issues from quality to delivery schedules… I rely on him not only to make the correct recommendations for products which he handles, but also to leverage his network and point me to resources that I may not be aware of.”
Chris N., Purchasing Manager
Charlie is our longest lasting manufacturer’s representative and has been with us for over three decades. During this time, Charlie has brought in more business than any other outside source combined. Charlie ensures that customers receive the best service possible from initial design, to tooling, manufacture, and delivery. Most importantly, he immerses himself in every project from the very beginning, and follows through with exceptional service for the life of the product.

We solve your casting challenges

Since 1976, Casting Development Associates has represented leading casting manufacturers. Our strong relationships and 41 years of experience in problem solving, methodizing for metal casting,  and tooling, will add value to your project.

We support various supply strategies, including KanBan, demand flow, blanket orders, and consignment.  All castings can be supplied machined, finished, and ready to assemble, making for single source responsibility.

Our proficiency in casting methods includes:

  • Low Pressure Permanent Mold
  • V-Process
  • Pressure Diecasting
  • Sand Casting
  • Plaster Mold
  • Investment , Lost Wax
  • Permanent Mold (Gravity/Tilt Pour)
  • Urethane and Thermoset Resin Cast
  • Thermoforming (Pressure Forming and Vacuum Forming)
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Various Tooling production methods

Charlie Simmons
Casting Specialist

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Charlie Simmons with a casting.

“After more than 38 years in the casting/tooling industry, I know how to solve your casting challenges and make your job easier.”

Charlie Simmons explains the casting process

We are metal casting experts.

Eric Berube 
Casting Specialist

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eric.castingdev@gmail.com
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508-331-8202

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Coming from a background in aerospace and power generation equipment, Eric has solved many technical challenges using his enthusiasm and problem solving ​skills.

Eric draws on Casting Development Associates 41 years of industry leadership to build strategic relationships​,​ provide effective and creative solutions involving various casting ​methods and materials.

We are metal casting experts.

Eric holds degrees ​in Psychology and​ ​Business Administration from Bryant University in​ ​Smithfield, Rhode Island.

We facilitate the teamwork and coordination your project needs to succeed.

Our Manufacturers

AMT, Inc.

AMT

Precision Investment Castings

Using the lost wax process, AMT Inc.’s foundry produces quality ferrous and non-ferrous metal and metal alloy precision investment castings. AMT is capable of processing of a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys in accordance with many MIL, QQ, ASTM, GR, AMS and CDA standards and specifications.

www.amtcastings.com
Sharon Springs, New York

Castechnologies, Inc.

CT

Graphite Molds, Permanent Mold Zinc/Aluminum Alloy Castings and Secondaries

Tooling designed and manufactured. Cast shapes in ZA12 alloy. Great for quick, low-cost tooling and high-performance parts. Suited for low to intermediate quantities. Machined to print.

www.castechnologies.com
Attleboro, MA

Pace Industries

Cambridge Tool Division

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Engineered Die Castings and Secondaries (Aluminum, Zinc, and Magnesium)

Pace Industries Cambridge Tool Division provides aluminum and zinc die casting capabilities, impressive CNC machining capabilities, impregnation and chromating capacities, and full assembly contract manufacturing. The Cambridge Tool Division also focuses on value-added services, producing higher-end components and serving a number of different industries.

www.paceind.com
North Billerica, MA

Pace Industries

Product Tech Division

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Magnesium specialists

Pace Industries Product Tech Division is your integrated magnesium resource for product development from “Concept to Solution.”

www.paceind.com
Maple Lake, MN

K & H Precision Products, Inc.

KandH2

Plaster Mold Aluminum and Sand Castings.  Computer Aided Design of Castings and Tooling.

Crafters of precision patterns, prototypes and machined models, and low-quantity production aluminum and zinc castings. Machined complete when required. 3-D CAD design services.

www.kandhprecision.com
K&H Video

Honeoye Falls, NY

Picut Manufacturing/Picut Asia

picut

New Jersey based Engineering, CNC Machining and distribution.
Shanghai location with Engineering, Quality Control and Logistics.

Picut’s Shanghai, China based operation offers manufacturing, engineering, assembly, quality assurance and logistics support. Through our extensive operations we  offer  a broad range of manufacturing capabilities.   We have joint venture partners throughout Asia.  Our competency include  investment castings, forgings and all types of machined castings.    Materials: Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Brass/Bronze, and Aluminum Alloys

www.picutind.com
www.picut.com
Warren, NJ & Shanghai, China

Premier Aluminum, LLC Inc.

Div. Ligon

Prem

Permanent Mold Castings, Machined and Finished

Four different permanent mold techniques: low-pressure, tilt-pour, static-pour and semi-permanent mold. Wide variety of aluminum alloys. Complete component manufacturing from engineering and design to tool making, casting and machining, single source.

www.premieraluminum.com
Premier Aluminum Video
Racine, WI

Taylor Metal Works, Inc.

tmi

Aluminum Castings for medical, aerospace, scientific instruments, and other high precision equipment

Single source solution for machined non-ferrous casting requirements, design assistance, tooling development, finishing and assembly.

www.taylorcnc.com
Orchard Park, NY

TPi Arcade

Div. Ligon

TPiArcade

V Process Aluminum Castings

TPi Acrade’s cutting edge V-PROCESS aluminum manufacturing has many advantages. It produces castings about twice as accurate as typical sand castings, and features a zero degree draft, which reduces weight and machining. TPi Arcade offers fine detail castings for large or small parts, prototype or production. TPi also offers CNC machining, finishing and subassembly, and CAD/CAM systems.

www.tpicast.com
TPi Arcade Video
Arcade, NY

Vernier Metal Fabricating, Inc.

Vern2

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication, Finishing

Modern, well-equipped manufacturer of sheet metal parts and assemblies. Services include CNC blanking, forming and laser cutting. Extensive welding, assembly, powdercoating, painting capabilities, on a modern, 55,000 square ft facility.  Family owned and operated since 1964.

Seymour, CT

Watry Industries LLC

Div. Ligon

Watry

Permanent Mold Aluminum Castings, Machining, and Finishing

Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Watry occupies a modern, highly automated 271,800 square foot facility.   Watry is a leading supplier in the USA of high quality, non-automotive permanent mold castings.   Watry’s capabilities extend far beyond your typical permanent mold foundry and include: casting design using Magma Solidification Modeling, mold and fixture design/build, heat treatment, precision CNC machining, powder coating, and assembly.

www.watry.com
Watry Video Library
Sheboygan, WI

Videos from our Manufacturers

V-Process

TPi Arcade

K&H Precision Products

K&H

Premier Aluminum Tour

Premier Aluminum

Watry Casting Overview

Watry