Over the last 35 years, Castings Technology has developed and made available a wide variety of technologies.
Technologies developed by Cti range from ceramic based moulding systems such as Replicast® and Repliwax®, through reactive alloy packages for Titanium and Zirconium to Master Alloy production and Single Crystal/Directionally Solidified, plus a variety of customised rapid casting manufacturing technologies and alloy specific assistance. Technologies are fully tested and in regular use at Castings Technology to give the most practical solutions and ease of implementation for the end user.
These technology packages represent a unique capability to allow customers to accelerate technology and process implementation without having to go back to square one in their development.
Improving your efficiencies
Through our internal expertise and network of partner organisations our lean manufacturing initiatives are not limited to foundry operations. We can support most manufacturing environments, including machining and processing. We work closely with clients to identify self-sustaining Continuous Improvement programmes.
Manufacturing organisations strive to continuously improve, restructure, reinvent and refinance. The Castings Technology team and our advisors are highly qualified to assist you on the above. Our advisors and their extended networks are ready to understand your needs and help you take your business to the next level.
Additive Layer Manufacture (ALM/AM)
There are many benefits associated with metal printing, however, restrictions in the build size and possible uncertainties inconsistent mechanical properties present challenges to specifiers. Also, the performance testing and certification of a component present development engineers with challenges when specifying metal printing as a manufacturing route for a component. In addition, some metallic alloys, by virtue of their complex microstructure are physically impossible to print and casting is the only viable manufacturing solution.
Here at Castings Technology, we optimise all the benefits of additive layer manufacturing to produce stereolithographic patterns then subsequent ceramic moulds and/or 3D printed sand moulds. This reduces the risks that can be associated with AM metal products integrity whilst permitting conventional material testing techniques, up to full flightworthy certification where required for highly stressed components
This blend of old and new casting technologies enables the product designer to work well outside the current limitations of ALM in terms of size, materials and Quality Assurance.