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Custom Metal Part Sourcing | Resources

Compass & Anvil has over 20 years of experience working in metal part manufacturing for a wide variety of companies. We’d like to share that experience. Here, you will find technical & informational resources about all things metal forming. You can also visit our blog for additional industry related information.

Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is known for its versatility & superior strength-to-weight ratio, but there’s much more to it than that. Learn more about the benefits, drawbacks, & applications of magnesium here.

Benefits of Aluminum

From automobiles to baking sheets, aluminum touches nearly every part of our lives. View this resource for help determining whether aluminum is the right choice for your project.

Benefits of Zinc

With its high strength & corrosion resistance, zinc is commonly used for a wide range of components across all industries. Learn more about the characteristics of this versatile alloy here.

Benefits of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a durable, aesthetically pleasing metal frequently used in the medical, automotive, & aerospace industries. Learn more about what makes this metal an ideal choice for your custom machined part or component.

Steel Casting Case Study

This case study details our experience sourcing a complex metal casting for a farm & industrial equipment manufacturer. Read more about how we developed a creative solution for a difficult-to-machine part.

Customer Testimonials

View testimonials from customers who consistently rely on Compass & Anvil for their metal forming needs.

Forging vs Castings

When deciding between forging & casting, there are several factors to consider, such as cost, tolerance levels, structural integrity, & more. This resource can help you determine which process is best suited to your project.

Domestic vs International Sourcing

Sourcing location can have a major impact on your bottom line, so it’s important to find a manufacturer with capabilities to meet your requirements. We work with a number of on & offshore manufacturers to help you find the perfect match for your project needs. Learn more about the factors to consider when choosing a sourcing location.

Your #1 Sourcing Expert for Custom Metal Casting & Forming Services

At Compass & Anvil, we’re not satisfied with your project’s result until you are. With more than 20 years of industry experience, we’re experts on all things metal manufacturing to guarantee you receive the quality & value you require. Still have questions? Contact us today. We’d be happy to assist you.