About Dalian Horton

HORTON Group, with more than 25 years experience in Metallurgy field, is dedicated to supplying top quality products in the Steel and Foundry Industry. Horton could provide quality products, expert technical support and high level of service for the customers worldwide. HORTON offers solution service for steel and Metallurgy industry. The main products we can offer include:Graphite Electrodes, Special Graphite Products, Various Refractory Bricks, Monolithic Refractory, Stopper Rods, Ladle Shroud, Nozzels, Casting Rolls for Rolling Mill, Tungsten Carbide Rings and Composite Rolls, Ceramic Rolls, Various type of Bearings, Casting and Mechanical Components, Special Casting Sands (Ceramsite), Investment Casting etc.All our products are manufactured to meet stringent ISO requirements. We have successfully cooperated with a large number of customers at home and abroad. We, wholeheartedly welcome friends of related fields from all over the world to contact with us. Your production need have been our first priority. We are proud to place our expertise, our skill and our facility at your service. Our ultimate goal is the pursuit of your satisfaction!


Sand Casting is the most widely used casting process. Sand Casting utilizes expendable sand molds to form complex metal parts that can be made of nearly any alloy. Because the sand mold must be destroyed in order to remove the part, sand casting typically has a lower production rate. The Sand Casting process involves the use of a furnace, metal, pattern, and sand mold. The metal is melted in the furnace and then ladled and poured into the cavity of the sand mold, which is formed by the pattern. The sand mold separates along a parting line and the solidified casting can be removed.

Sand Casting is used to produce a wide variety of metal components with complex geometries. These parts can vary greatly in size and weight, ranging from a couple ounces to several tons. Some smaller sand cast parts include components as gears, pulleys, crankshafts, connecting rods, and propellers. Larger applications include housings for large equipment and heavy machine bases. Sand Casting is also common in producing automobile components, such as engine blocks, engine manifolds, cylinder heads, and transmission cases.

Advantages include:

  • Can produce very large parts

  • Can form complex shapes via cores

  • Many ferrous and non-ferrous alloy options

  • Low tooling and equipment cost

  • Scrap can be recycled

  • Short lead time possible