Ceramic Gating & Components

Ceramic Gating & Components

The use of ceramic gating components for steel castings is now a widely acknowledged method to improve castings and ICP continues to break new ground on quality of ceramics for this market. Not only do these components withstand thermal shock and high temperatures, but recent innovations also include a spall resistant tube that has been used successfully in some of the largest castings poured.


ICP does not stop with just good products. It is a committed belief that product and service are equal partners in any successful company and we pride ourselves on both. Our personnel are aware that our future depends on our customers and they have been trained to be both knowledgeable and courteous. We appreciate the trust that current customers place in us and would like to be given a chance to talk with any foundry on the advantages of using our gating components.

"Prior to our relationship with Weaver Materiel, we were purchasing riser sleeves direct from the OEM. As a stocking distributor, Weaver typically is able to deliver same or next day. OEM lead times averaged three to four weeks. With Weaver, I've been able to reduce my working inventory by about 40%."

- JD Schmidt, QA Manager, Ohio Ferrous Foundry

“Ashland Foundry & Machine Works and Weatherly Casting are grateful for the partnership in our working relationship with Weaver Materials.  Weaver has helped us maintain pricing and avoid increases in a volatile market.  Weaver has always kept us in supply of material when markets dictated shortages/allocation status.  If Weaver was not in our vendor pool daily production ability would have been negatively impacted.  Weaver is also technically able to review our foundry processes and make suggestions to either achieve a cost savings or process improvement.  I am looking forward to a continued collaboration between the Weaver team and my locations.”
- Chrissy C