Wollin Spray Robot Package On our last two die casting cell installations, we have partnered with Wollin for their excellent spray robot package. During our history, we have utilised a range of robotic solutions in various processes to maximise our capabilities. An incredibly important installation for us is the spray robot, which is placed above the fixed die half, and has the job of spraying a water-based product to the tool before every cycle to ensure the casting is released cleanly from the mould and the tool is [...]
Case Study: Non-Automotive Heatsink We have produced a wide array of different die cast components over the years, including this non-automotive part for a local customer. Read on to find out how we did it! CastAlum is well-known for our expertise within the automotive industry, but the skills that we have amassed over the past few decades have proven themselves useful to other industries as well! We were approached in 2021 by a local company to produce this large heatsink for their assembly. Their existing supplier had [...]
The People of CastAlum Continuing our employee interview series, hear from our Procurement and Health & Safety Manager, Chris Roberts, about how he has progressed his career at CastAlum. Chris Roberts has been with CastAlum for nearly all of its twenty-year history! Keep reading to learn more about his experience and advice for anyone looking for a career in procurement. And if you'd like to join the team, head to https://castalum.com/careers or visit the link in our bio! “I originally came in to CastAlum to set up [...]
The People of CastAlum In the first of our employee interview series, hear from our Training & Development Manager, Dave Onslow, who has been working at the foundry for 17 years! Dave Onslow is one of CastAlum's longest serving employees, and in this interview, he shares how he has been able to progress through the company during his seventeen years of service. Plus, a few pointers for anyone looking to get started with a career in engineering! "During my time here at CastAlum I've held [...]
Additive Manufacturing at CastAlum We are pleased to announce that our Additive Manufacturing Facility is up and running! The printer will be producing 'Tool Steel' inserts for our casting tools. The '3D' printing process allows our design engineers to cool the castings much more efficiently, reducing cycle times and scrap rates. The new technology will play a key role in meeting the world class quality standards for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles of the future.
CastAlum featured on Swarf & Chips We were thrilled to welcome Joe Reynolds and the team from MTD CNC to CastAlum to discuss how collaboration, innovation and technology have helped us secure more business. As well as discussing the outlook of UK manufacturing, Joe and the team took a look at how we've used additive manufacturing to refocus our longstanding business. Happy viewing!
Celebrating 20 Years of Casting in Wales This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the establishing of CastAlum as an internationally recognised diecaster. We were thrilled to have this milestone celebrated in the October 2020 edition of Manufacturing Today. You can read the full article, which looks at our past, present, and future plans, by clicking the link below. Click to Read
CastAlum #BacksBritain at Europe’s premier exhibition for the Metal Casting Industry In the build-up to the Made in the Midlands Exhibition on July 1st, 2020 Made in the Midlands member CastAlum recently returned from Nuremberg, Germany where they exhibited at the premier exhibition for the Metal Casting Industry in Europe, EUROGUSS 2020. A total of 754 exhibitors, from 36 countries from around the globe, including several from Europe, packed the four halls of the convention centre to showcase the latest trends in technology, innovation processes and new products for the entire [...]
Strategic suppliers – shared benefits Use of a Die Casting Release Agent is a key factor in the production of a quality product and minimizes down time due to “Solder” build up during the Die Casting process. If this can be incorporated whilst showing a direct cost saving, driven by the supplier’s ability to change the ratio needed to achieve the required process, this is a “win-win” for CastAlum and its strategic suppliers.