Direct pours are used as a pouring cup, placed right above the down sprue. They are designed wider at the top, tapering down to allow space for a filter. This allows the operator to pour the casting easier. In addition, the direct pours provide a larger cup to pour metal into. A filter provides a less turbulent metal stream to the mold cavity while trapping oxides, slag, dross & other non-metallic material. Direct pours can be manufactured with an oil sand breaker core to reduce the contact area. We offer silicon carbide filters for grey and ductile iron castings and zirconia filters for steel castings. Direct pour sleeves are designed by the filter size ranging from 2” to 8” in diameter.