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So far CastAlum has created 29 blog entries.

Strategic suppliers – shared benefits

2021-02-06T22:18:09+00:00May 7th, 2019|

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.

2019 Initial Update

2021-11-16T14:35:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|

2019 Initial Update CastAlum are seeing much greater interest from outside of its “traditional” Automotive Market, where the introduction of PHEV/LCV & EV are now the norm, with Aerospace, Light Rail, Tram & Commuter/City transport solutions now looking to adopt a volume production strategy. During 2018 there was, along with the variety of HPDC/Squeeze Cast Automotive components CastAlum manufacture, an even greater push towards Lightweighting and “near net shape” casting that will be escalated within 2019. Having the ability to optimize temperature & raw material quality by minimizing molten material [...]

Company of the Year Award

2021-02-08T22:15:24+00:00November 23rd, 2016|

Company of the Year Award CastAlum attended the annual dinner of the Cast Metals Federation understanding that they had been nominated as one of the finalists for Company of the Year. Our application featured the path to achieve required output expansion through new equipment, new people and training and succession management for the future at all levels. The application also noted technical developments to improve quality and uptime. The application was sufficiently compelling to justify success and make CastAlum the winner of the very handsome industry leader trophy [...]

CastAlum Investment Program

2021-02-08T22:15:43+00:00June 11th, 2015|

CastAlum Investment Program CastAlum is continuing its investment program with the order of a 2000 tonne Buhler Prince HPDC machine. As with all of our diecasting equipment this DCM is part of a fully automated cell complete with a tower melt furnace. The cell will be installed for production by April 2016. The new DCM ordered in July 2015 is now fully integrated into our production capacity, operating on a 6 x 24 hr basis. The technology of this new DCM is advanced by up-graded ladling systems and by spray [...]

CastAlum Apprentice Graduation

2021-02-08T22:16:06+00:00February 11th, 2015|

CastAlum Apprentice Graduation CastAlum's apprenticeship scheme continues to be one of the core components of the company, and we are pleased to announce the recent graduation of one of our apprentices. Nathan Field received a first class BSc honours degree in Computing and was awarded the British Computer Society Prize for his final year project on Responsive Web Design. Nathan has been with the company since 2009 and has now moved into the full-time position of IT Engineer.

CastAlum Investment

2021-11-19T09:56:44+00:00June 10th, 2014|

CastAlum Investment CastAlum continues to invest in the future with the recent arrival of new machinery to support a major new contract for RDU components for Volkswagen & Audi vehicles. This includes three new horizontal machining centres (2 x MAG, 1 x Heller). A brand new 1,850 metric tonne Buhler Prince High Pressure Diecasting Cell with a new Striko Westhofen Tower Melting Furnace has also been installed. This equipment has also enabled twenty-one new jobs to be created for the local area.

Secretary of State for Wales visits CastAlum

2021-02-08T22:17:22+00:00January 27th, 2014|

Secretary of State for Wales visits CastAlum CastAlum was last week visited by the Secretary of State for Wales RT Hon. David Jones with representatives from the Mid Wales Manufacturing Board and Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce. Following a presentation of CastAlum’s current and future expansion plans, the Minister toured the works to review the significant investments that CastAlum has made over recent years. His opinion; that CastAlum are doing all of the things expected of a Company that is dedicated to expansion and continual improvement of products and processes. [...]

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