industry group 3315
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in pouring molten metal into molds or dies to form castings. Establishments making castings and further manufacturing, such as machining or assembling, a specific manufactured product are classified in the industry of the finished product. Foundries may perform operations, such as cleaning and deburring, on the castings they manufacture. More involved processes, such as tapping, threading, milling, or machining to tight tolerances, that transform castings into more finished products are classified elsewhere in the Manufacturing sector based on the product being made.
Establishments in this industry group make castings from purchased metals or in integrated secondary smelting and casting facilities. When the production of primary metals is combined with making castings, the establishment is classified in Subsector 331, Primary Metal Manufacturing, with the primary metal being made.
The immediate parent of industry group 3315 is subsector 331: Primary Metal Manufacturing
- 33151 - Ferrous Metal Foundries
- 331511 - Iron Foundries
- 331512 - Steel Investment Foundries
- 331513 - Steel Foundries (except Investment)
- 33152 - Nonferrous Metal Foundries
The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.
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