The Material Edge

When you control the source, you control the ultimate quality. Others take this for granted, taking what’s available and whatever’s easiest. Castlebar completely controls the source of its carbide inserts, from mining the ore through final production, including strict control over all processes and production pathways.

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The Specifications Edge

When it comes to cutting edges, you cannot settle. We never settle for “good enough” or “close enough” or what “everyone else” accepts. Nothing is taken for granted, as Castlebar brings design-engineering expertise to make proprietary enhancements, then sets the industry standard with the most exacting specifications — not expected, but demanded.

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The Production Edge

Quality is not a given. Consistency can be a moving target. Active control and uncompromising production oversight set Castlebar wear inserts apart, for strict attention to quality assurance and greater reliability as measured by crucial factors such as tighter tolerances and greater precision.

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The Inventory Edge

Even the best product can’t help you if you can’t get it when you need it. Iffy, hope-for-the-best availability and shipping doesn’t cut it. Castlebar gives you easier accessibility of inserts for snowplow blades, with domestic product control and inventory on U.S. soil in Canton, Ohio.

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The Service Edge

Everything we do extra — from materials to specifications to production to inventory — combines to give you superior service at all levels of operation. We work with you, instead of just taking and filling orders, with the deepest customer knowledge and truest commitment to giving you the edge.

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The Material Edge

Castlebar’s products are cemented carbide inserts with exceptional chemical and physical properties. We accomplish this through computer-monitored carburization process that eliminates excess carbon and carbon deficiencies, resulting in a superior tungsten carbide (WC) powder.

Why does this give you the MATERIAL EDGE? Castlebar carbide inserts are highly resistant to chipping and fracturing, which results in longer wear and greater uptime.

The Specification Edge

Lot-specific traceability of production of our cutting edges ensures accountability throughout the production process, with engineering support from concept to completion. That support includes: production to your exacting print specifications, lab analysis to control chemical and physical specifications, and triple-check inspection process to control composition and physical/dimensional qualities.

Why does that give you the SPECIFCATIONS EDGE? Castlebar holds the tightest chemical, physical and dimensional tolerances in cutting edges.

The Production Edge

All Castlebar wear inserts are HIP sintered to ensure quality and consistency, for a uniform material with even properties and the highest metallurgical quality. Other production processes include: CNC automated pressing, cold isostatic pressing, extrusion, green machining, and mold production.

Why does this give you the PRODUCTION EDGE? Castlebar creates a consistently superior product with only the most advanced manufacturing equipment available by controlling all aspects of production in-house, right at the manufacturing facility.

The Inventory Edge

Castlebar coordinates with your material acquisition staff, through our global supply chain network and domestic warehousing facilities in Canton, Ohio, to smooth out spikes in your inventory of snowplow inserts. We also offer advanced inventory-tracking system, door-to-door freight services, estimated order planning and “reserve stock” options, and personal account representation.

Why does that give you the INVENTORY EDGE? Castlebar eliminates any and all of your snowplow inserts inventory concerns — and we pride ourselves in becoming part of your system to do so.

The Service Edge

We don’t want you to worry. That’s why we offer a multitude of value-added services to help you every step of the way. From global sourcing and manufacturing to engineering and prototyping to product development and logistics, Castlebar takes the extra steps needed to be sure you get exactly what you need just the way you want it.

Why does that give you the Service Edge? Castlebar prides itself on bing focused on your complete satisfaction every step of the way – from the time you place your order until it arrives at your facility.