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enquiry system
The Scottish foundries web site provides the most comprehensive and interactive email enquiry system available to casting buyers allowing you to obtain multiple quotes at the click of a button. This page provides an overview of the enquiry system along with detailed help on how to use it.
locating foundries
The customer enquiry system consists of four major sections which can been found on the sub-menu above or on the main menu to the left. This sub-menu is common to all the enquiry pages making it easy to redefine your search using different criteria. Each section provides a different means of locating foundries.
  • full foundry list
    This is an all inclusive list of the Scottish foundries which is ordered alphabetically by membership type. Full members appear first followed associate members. The list is displayed in a series of pages which can be navigated by clicking the 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons at the top right of the foundries list page.
  • by location (map)
    A fully interactive GIS (Geographical Information System) where each foundry is plotted according to its OS (Ordnance Survey) grid reference. Zoom in and out of areas and select a foundry by its location within Scotland.
  • simple search
    Allows you to search for a word or phrase within the foundries database from the following fields:-
    • Name, address & post code
    • Telephone, fax and email address
    • Metals cast
    • Foundry Resume
    If the word or phrase is located within the database then the complete entry for that foundry or list of foundries will be shown.
  • advanced search
    A section allowing you to query the advanced technical database containing information in the following areas:-
    • Metals cast
    • Metal Standards/Grades
    • Moulding Processes
    • Minimum/Maximum Weights
    • Supporting processes (In-house)
    • Supporting processes (Sub-contracted)
    • Laboratory/analytical/test processes (In-house)
    • Laboratory/analytical/test processes (Sub-contracted)
    • Products
    • Markets served
    • Quality approvals
    • Foundry output classification
    You can search for appropriate technical combinations to find a foundry or foundries which suit your requirements.
foundry list additional information
Each of the sections leads to the foundry list which then provides various options. You can browse through further details for each entry in the list depending on membership type. Full member foundries have the following additional information available to peruse:-
  •  Technical detail
    The specific foundry entry from the technical database. See 'Advanced search' above for details of the type of technical information available.
  •  full foundry info
    Additional detailed information on the foundry.
  •  Photographic panorama
    A fully interactive VR (virtual reality) photographic panorama allowing you to see inside the foundry. You can pan, tilt and zoom in & out at the click of a mouse.
enquires
The foundry list provides two options which allow you to send email enquires to selected foundries or to all the full member foundries within the foundry list. It also gives you the option of sending a drawing file allowing you to obtain multiple quotes without having to send individual emails to the chosen foundries.
 
A checkbox appears beside each foundry with email capability like this:-
 Mark for email enquiry: 
As you browse through the foundry list, click this checkbox and the foundry will be added to a list which is used when you want to send email enquires to only those foundries marked i.e. by clicking the 'Enquiry (Marked Foundries)' button.
Once you have browsed through the foundries list and selected foundries which meet your requirements, click one of the two 'Enquiry' buttons and you will be directed to our email enquiry system. A series of pages allow you to enter your details along with your enquiry. If you have a drawing file to send then you will be able to select it at this point. Once you are satisfied with the details entered, just click the 'Send Enquiry' button and the email messages, along with any drawing files selected, will be sent automatically to the selected foundries. You will receive a confirmation email stating the nature of your enquiry along with a list of foundries (including their contact details for future reference) to which the enquires were sent. These emails are totaly private and will only go to the foundries you have chosen. No other third party is involved in this automatic process.
brochure requests
The foundry list provides a further two options which allow you to request brochures from selected foundries or to all the full member foundries within the foundry list.
 
A checkbox appears beside each foundry with email capability like this:-
 Mark for brochure: 
As you browse through the foundry list, click this checkbox and the foundry will be added to a list which is used when you want to make brochure requests to only those foundries marked i.e. by clicking the 'Brochure (Marked Foundries)' button.
Once you have browsed through the foundries list and selected foundries which meet your requirements, click one of the two 'Brochure' buttons and you will be directed to our brochure request system. As with the the enquiry system, a series of pages allow you to enter your details along with your brochure request. Once you are satisfied with the details entered, just click the 'Request Brochure' button and the email requests will be sent automatically to the selected foundries. You will receive a confirmation email which includes a list of foundries (including their contact details for future reference) to which the brochure requests were sent. These emails are totaly private and will only go to the foundries you have chosen. No other third party is involved in this automatic process.
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