Casting

Metal casting is a more cost-effective option for mass producing complex parts because of time, material, and overhead savings alone.
Casting with Qimtek

What is casting ?

Casting refers to the method by which components are produced by pouring molten metal into a mould. The molten material is then allowed to cool, solidifying it in the desired form. There are a number of individual casting processes that can be utilised, depending on the material and shape of the components required. Buyers who are looking to source cast components should also be aware that additional costs will be incurred due to the production of the required tooling - this means that casting is often best-suited to higher batches, so as to ensure a cost-effective solution. For this reason, prototype parts are often machined, before casting is introduced at the point of full production.

Core Casting Processes & Methods:

  • Mould Tool Making: The Die cast mould contains a cavity where molten metal is injected and formed.
     
  • Sand Casting: A metal casting process characterized by using sand as the mold material. 
     
  • Investment Casting: Mould formed around a pattern of wax or similar material, removed by melting.
     
  • Shell Moulding: Similar to sand casting with better dimensional accuracy and a higher productivity.
     
  • Pressure Die Casting: Molten metal is forced under pressure into a securely locked metal die cavity.
     
  • Gravity Die Casting: Pouring of molten metal from a crucible into a mold using gravity

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Qimtek has a network of 250 UK-based subcontract manufacturers, some of whom specialise in various casting processes. So, if you are looking for someone to speak to about metal casting projects, then we can put you in direct contact with specialist foundries today.

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Start by simply uploading your drawings today and recieve direct contact from UK-based subcontract manufacturers with the specialist skills, knowledge, approvals and capacity to help.
Qimtek can post your project(s) to our Supplier Members with a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that will need to be signed before they access any of your drawings or contact details. You can either upload your own above or use the generic Qimtek form.
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Although it is widley known that Qimtek can help you to get quotes the same day, we suggest that to maximise your response you provide our Supplier Members up to five days to quote. If your project is more urgent than this please check the box below and we will be in touch.
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Rotec Engineering Ltd

Latest Casting Projects

Here are a few of the latest casting projects. Click here to see a full list.

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Are you a casting manufacturer and looking for new clients?

Become a Supplier Member today to start to receive live casting opportunities from the industry buyers who are placing live projects onto our platform, who are inviting you to contact them directly to discuss manufacturing options, pricing and lead times. Below are some of the latest casting projects. Feel free to request the drawings and we will call you to show you around the system before having to commit to anything.