Richard Chandler, formally Production Manager at NovaCast, is taking on a the newly created role of Technical Sales Manager at the company’s Melksham Head Office. During a difficult few years for the UK metal casting industry, NovaCast has continued to prosper, largely due to its outward-looking approach to world markets and its willingness to invest in people, technology and infrastructure within its Melksham Foundry…
In what materials do you supply castings?
Ferrous Materials: Grey Cast Irons, Hard Irons, Malleable Cast Irons, Carbon Steels, Stainless Steels.
Non Ferrous Materials: Aluminium Alloys, Brass, Bronze and Gunmetals.
What quantities can you supply?
Any number from one-off to thousands. Process and pattern equipment/tooling is produced to suit numbers and frequency of call off. Fully discussed at enquiry and prototype / first off stage.
Can you supply machined castings?
We can supply raw, proof machined and fully machined castings.
Which surface finishes can you provide?
Castings can be supplied in the natural state or with a variety of surface treatments such as anodising, plating, alocrom, painting or lacquering.
Will you undertake prototype castings?
We can offer a full prototype service to prove your design before going into batch production.
Have you a recognised Quality Assurance Certificate?
We are certified to ISO 9001:2008 QA System. View our certification here.
Are you prepared to operate a supply system?
Where a customer has a regular repeating requirement, we are happy to operate Kanban or Traffic Light systems to ensure continuity of supply.
Can you use our existing pattern equipment as it is?
Where a customer has existing pattern equipment, we will usually be able to use it to produce the required castings. However, it may require some modification in some instances to fit in with production methods.
Can you produce from loose patterns?
Where a customer has existing pattern equipment we will usually be able to use it to produce the required castings. However, it may require some modification in some instances to fit in with production methods.
Loose patterns can be used in the system if required.
Can you supply test certificates relating to the castings you supply?
Letters of conformity, certificates of analysis and test certificates can be issued relating to all castings if requested in the order. Those which require test bars or test coins to be manufactured and processed will, however, incur a cost.
Can you provide trace-ability if required?
Trace-ability can be applied if requested in the order.
Can you undertake a fixed delivery schedule?
Fixed delivery dates and schedules can be adhered to if agreed and stated on the order.
Can you supply first article inspection?
First article inspection reports will be issued to a customer, when requested but this may incur a cost.
What process do you use?
Stampings, pressings and moulded rubber components are also supplied.