To use the Defense Casting Supplier Database, the user has the
option of searching by any one or a combination of the following
Name: Partial or full name of the company. It is recommended
to omit words and abbreviations from the name search that are not
critical. (ex. co, ltd, llc, etc.)
- CAGE Code:
Search using a supplier's 5 character alpha numeric code
- State: Click
on a state abbreviation or select multiple states by holding down
the control key while selecting states.
- Rapid Tooling/Low
Volume: Default selection is set to no. If rapid tooling
capabilities or low quantity ordering is important, select yes for
one or both to identify those companies that have these
Classification: Search companies that belong to a specific
socio-economic government classification.
- Federal Supply
Code: Select a federal supply class or multiple using the
CTRL key to find companies that have historically made parts within
Processes: Select the casting process or processes if known.
The casting process and materials are the two most important
identifiers when narrowing your search to find a supplier.
Operations: If you need a supplier that can do more than
manufacture a raw casting, these common secondary operations will
help you identify a supplier that fits your particular needs.
There are 5 categories of materials that can be selected -
Aluminum, Copper-Based, Iron, Steel, and Other nonferrous. Select a
material category to enable the casting weight and alloy selection
searches related to that material. Note: Only one material may be
selected for each search.
Weight: If the approximate weight of the casting is known,
select the weight range from the drop down menu. A supplier's
casting weight capability will often vary depending on the
Selection: For a more specific search for material, you may
select a material alloy designation (Copper & Aluminum) or a
material classification (Steel, Iron & Other nonferrous) to
narrow your search. If no specific alloy is selected, the database
will search the material in general.
The search engine will
produce a list of hyperlinks to one or more companies matching the
criteria specified. The user will select the hyperlink for the
company that they would like to see additional information.