Considerations before starting any casting project

Casting project

So often we are called in by casting product designers too late in the design process, wasting both time and money for the customer when they discover that the components can’t be made as specified or will be too expensive.

Consultation with casting manufacturers is important right at the start, to find the most cost-effective way to cast a project. The earlier we can be involved in the design process the better it is for our customer, as we have the skills and expertise to be able to advise.

There are many elements that need to be considered and we are happy to provide the guidance so our customers get the optimal product to meet their budget and time schedule.

Going into the process with a clear understanding of the project’s needs will help determine the best process for casting. There are many different casting methods which can be used and each one has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Although the process of casting has existed since ancient times, modern advances in casting technology have led to a broad array of specialised casting methods. Hot forming processes, such as die casting, investment casting and sand casting, each provide their own unique fabrication benefits. Comparing both the advantages and disadvantages of the common types of casting processes can help in selecting the method best-suited for a given production run.

Things to consider when choosing which casting process

  • Timing/speed

  • The geometry and size of the part

  • The quantities required in a given timeframe

  • The finish required on the part

  • The strength required of the part

  • The thermal characteristics required of the part

  • Cost

Haworth Castings - your first port of call for your casting project

At Haworth Castings, our highly skilled engineers can produce high-precision sand and gravity die castings for a wide variety of applications. We are part of the Expromet Technologies Group and so if investment, pressure-die or water glass casting is a more suitable method we can provide a one stop solution for your casting and finishing needs. Customers benefit from our cutting-edge technology and our wealth of design knowledge and experience.

Contact us today on 01794 512685 or email sales@haworthcastings.co.uk to find out how we can support your casting needs.