The Casting Process

We utilise three mould making processes - Green Sand, Chemical/Hard Sand and Lost Wax, also known as Investment Casting.

Green Sand is the oldest method of moulding known to man, using sand, water and clay. It is used in over 40 percent of our work and is well suited to most people’s needs due to its dimensional accuracy, finish and cost. Check out the photos above.

Chemical/Hard Sand is a quicker process that produces a higher quality surface finish and is a little more expensive.

The Lost Wax / Investment Casting process is used when the customer demands a product with the highest quality finish and the greatest accuracy. If you are interested you can have a look at some pictures of the Lost Wax / Investment Casting for some more insight into this process.

The requirements of the manufacturing job at hand determine which of these processes is used.

These three processes allow us to produce everything from one off pieces, including vintage car parts and sculptured art works, through to short production runs of parts for the manufacturing and farming industries and a large range of top end, high performance, components. Our foundry produces a number of high end castings for the health sector, marine, meat, dairy, food and agriculture industries, along with many more.

Our induction furnaces are able to melt various aluminium alloys, brass and bronze alloys, cast irons, SG irons, Ni-hard, Ni-resist and chrome irons, together with various grades of steels and stainless steels. Our casting weights vary a lot with the smallest weighing in at just 10 grams.

We utilise pattern makers (old school and digital) and machine shops, so we can work with you the whole way through your project from the concept stage to completion.

Recycling is a huge part of our company’s ethos, making casting both as environmentally friendly and economically sustainable as possible.

Get in touch with us to discuss your project!