Our improved cast-iron plate is one of the reasons why the Steinways we build today sound and play better — and last longer — than those built just a decade ago.
Thanks to Steinway’s advancements and innovations in technology and process, our improved cast-iron plate is one of the reasons why the pianos we build today sound and play better — and last longer — than those built just a decade ago.
Steinway & Sons now owns and operates its own foundry solely to produce the elemental, integral cast-iron plate to our exacting specifications.Our foundry forges the bell-quality plate with a new No-Bake Process implemented just five years ago, which permits a single-use high-strength mold that creates more precise and consistent casting.
We have added a revolutionary thermal reclaiming process. Additionally, new machinery enables greater precision for the milling of the plate (up to 0.008 of an inch).
Finally, our metallurgy lab has been modernized to further optimize the hardness and strength of the casting, all but eliminating potential deformations or cracks that could occur once the plate is strung.
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