Category: News

Smooth Surface Finish

With certain applications the surface finish of a part needs to be visually appealing. A good looking part is often seen as a sign of a high quality component. A casting with a baseline smooth and uniform surface, such as V-Process castings, will require less cleaning, finishing and machining to produce. When comparing different surface… Read more »

Shot Blaster Upgrade

As an on going effort to improve TPi’s capabilities we have recently upgraded our shot blaster with a Viking SHY4848 Spinner Hanger Y-Track Blaster. The Y-Track spinner hanger allows for easy loading and unloading of larger castings. These castings spin around a central axis allowing all sides to be blasted by the VK PowerMax 1500… Read more »

Metal Pouring Robot Upgrade

TPi Arcade continuously improves the factory through a dedicated capital project program. One such project was to upgrade to a new metal pouring robot.  The retired robot performed over 1.1 million pours and 65 thousand operating hours. The new robot, an ABB Foundry Plus 2, has increased payload and reach. The pouring robot is equipped… Read more »

Design-2-Part Directory

TPi has worked with Design-2-Part for many years. They are a great resource for companies to find and connect with suppliers. We attend several Design-2-Part trade shows annually and find they offer excellent opportunities to meet our customers face to face. Design-2-Part has the largest searchable directory of quality North American job shops and contract… Read more »

TPi COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Customer/Partner, As you know, COVID-19 (coronavirus) is causing large-scale business disruption globally. TPi is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our employees. At this time, employees that can work from home are required to do so. Employees who, due to their jobs, are unable to work from home have been provided… Read more »

Quality Clinic

The TPi Arcade Quality Clinic is a data-driven quality strategy that creates a constancy of purpose toward improvement of product and service.  If an aspect of a project is non-conforming, we analyze and track the product and process; determines root causes, and ensures changes to standard work, processes and/or designs.    The TPi Arcade Quality Clinic team uses a variety of streamlined Relentless Root Cause/Corrective Action (RRCA) activities tools to help diagnose the root cause of… Read more »


We’re Exhibiting at AeroDef 2020! March 16-19, 2020 | Exhibits: March 17-18Fort Worth Convention Center Please stop by booth 912 to visit us! Our booth will feature excellent casting examples of the V-Process. Because we’d love to see you at the show, we’re also offering you a free show floor pass – as our guest!… Read more »

MD&M West

Please join me by using the promo code SPECIAL when you register online to get a free expo pass or save 20% on the 12-track conference. At Pacific Design & Manufacturing, you’ll have access to: 20,000+ peers and a chance to network across automation, design, medtech, plastics, and packaging. 1,900+ suppliers, including leaders in contract manufacturing,… Read more »

AmCon – Novi, MI

Suburban Collection ShowplaceHall CBooth: 121 November 19-20th9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free Admission, Free Attendee Parking, Free Seminars Learn more

Design-2-Part – Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte, NC show will feature nearly 200 exhibiting companies.Don’t miss the opportunity to meet so many high-quality,reliable American manufacturers in one place. Date: November 13-14Location: Charlotte Convention CenterBooth: 237 Admission: FREE