This month in our interview series: Machining Manager Richard Jones talks through his career progression in our die casting foundry and machine shop.
In die casting, managing heat effectively is a crucial part of the production process. An often-overlooked part of our fully automated cell is the quench tank. Quench tanks are used immediately after a component has been cast. Our extract robots take the part from the die, and then cool them in a quench tank, before taking them over to the trimming tool.
This month in our interview series: Manufacturing Manager John Stafford talks us through his twenty-three years of service in the foundry!
At CastAlum, our toolmakers are tasked with ensuring that our dies are in good working order for our die casting operations. Read on to learn about our toolroom department and the work they do to keep our die cast machines producing high quality aluminium components.
This month in our interview series: Engineering Manager Simon Grimwade talks us through his career in die casting!
At CastAlum, as well as striving for excellence in our manufacturing processes, we are equally committed to environment stewardship. This is reflected in our ongoing efforts towards sustainable manufacturing. Since our site was created in 2000, we have completed many site-wide and process-specific initiatives aimed at reducing our energy footprint.
This month in our interview series: Toolroom Manager Steve Roberts talks about the art of toolmaking in the die casting industry.
By using high-resolution X-ray imaging, we can quickly and efficiently identify and rectify defects and inconsistencies in our aluminium castings. This assessment can be done in real-time as parts are being made, which streamlines our production process while improving the overall quality of our products.
This month we have an interview with our Process Manager: Richard Davenport. Read on to get an insight into the complexities of working in process engineering!
One of our favourite processes here at CastAlum is our shotblasting capability. This is a process we’ve continued to invest in over the years, including the addition of a new machine from Rosler in 2022.