Casting

An extensive range of components is produced by pouring liquefied material into a mould and allowing it to solidify. It remains an effective manufacturing process for low volume production.

When the part is broken out of the mould, the finishing skills of an expert technician make all the difference in the quality and appearance of the final component.

Casting Options

Depending on your requirements in terms of finish, application, timeframe and budget, we can recommend the most appropriate casting technique from the following options:

  • RIM Casting – Ideal for large parts, varying wall thicknesses and a good surface finish. Of all the casting options, this produces parts in the fastest turnaround time.
  • Vacuum Casting – Suitable for parts with intricate detailing or when reinforced materials are being cast. Silicone rubber moulds typically make 15-20 pieces.
  • Metal Casting – This encompasses traditional Die Casting, Sand Casting and Investment Casting at a speed comparable with additive manufacturing for larger volumes.

Metal Casting options:

  • Die Casting – Ideal for non-ferrous metal parts with dimensional consistency and a uniform design.
  • Sand Casting – Generally advised for larger components, where flaws and cracks are to be minimised, but a rough finish is acceptable. Parts can be post-machined if required.
  • Investment Casting – The ideal option when metal parts demand accuracy and precision, or have thin walls.

How Can We Help You?

By offering much more than a manufacturing service, we add value to the production of rapid parts. We understand the advantages and limitations of each casting option. This allows us to recommend the best production method to meet your requirements.

Our specialist casting partners work to the exacting standards that you demand. We offer additional quality assurances, by personally checking each component prior to delivery.

If you have questions about casting methods or materials, please get in touch with FRP on: 01945 411700

Fenland RP Ltd, Units 4 & 5, Evergreen Venture Park, Barton Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 4TP.

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