This month we have an interview with one of our longest-serving employees: Lynne Kennedy. Read on to learn about her experience working as part of our quality team for over twenty years!
Pressure testing, or leak testing as it is also known, is an excellent way to verify the integrity of a die cast and machined component. Here at CastAlum we have integrated pressure testing within our machining centre for every part we produce.
There are particular challenges related to the mass production of complex die cast and machined components. We have been finding solutions to these challenges since our machining centre was first implemented here in Welshpool, UK, back in 2009
High pressure die casting and squeeze die casting are two well established processes for producing high quality aluminium components. However, what separates these two processes and makes certain products a better fit for each one?
This month we have an interview with one of our longest-serving employees: Richard Blythe. Read on to learn about his experience with developing die casting solutions!
Casting as a process has been around for over 7,000 years. History tells us that ancient civilisations used moulds to produce all manner of tools, weapons, and other objects.
Die casting inserts are a useful way to achieve product features that would otherwise be technically unfeasible. Over the years, we have successfully utilised inserts for a variety of products in the automotive sector. In addition, our investment in multiple aspects of the foundry, from toolmaking to machining, has enabled us to better develop and hone this capability to its full potential.
Dave joined CastAlum over a year ago with no previous experience in the die casting industry. Here’s what he has to say about his time working for CastAlum so far.
Did you know that CastAlum is the only foundry in Europe to successfully operate a squeeze casting resource? In addition to our eleven high pressure die casting cells, we have three squeeze die casting cells from Buhler Prince. These range from 1450 to 2000 tonnes and allow a shot weight of up to 20 kilos.
The People of CastAlum - Die Casting Apprentice Interview This month we're shining a spotlight on one of our apprentices: Josh Wren! Here's his story of his apprenticeship journey so far. Josh is now in the second year of his apprenticeship at CastAlum. Here's what he has to say about his time working in engineering thus far. "I've been working at CastAlum now for over a year. Initially I was offered to do some work experience here during my second year of college. I found that I really [...]