A factory that makes things out of hot metal poured into molds is called a foundry. Many of the ordinary objects in your life have parts that were produced in a foundry.

The small metal parts that are needed in everything from trucks and cars to refrigerators, lawnmowers, and airplanes, are known as castings. These castings, used in a wide variety of everyday machines, systems, and appliances, are made in a foundry, where hot molten metal is poured into a mold and allowed to harden. Some foundries are distinguished specifically for what they produce, like a type foundry, which makes typefaces for printing presses.

Definitions of foundry
  1. noun
    factory where metal castings are produced
    synonyms: metalworks
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    armory, armoury, arsenal
    a place where arms are manufactured
    bell foundry
    a foundry where bells are cast
    iron foundry
    a foundry where cast iron is produced
    type of:
    factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill
    a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
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