In the early 1900’s, British car manufacturers were at the forefront of motor vehicle development. The Vulcan Motor company, based in Southport, England, was one such innovator that produced cars from 1902 until the late 1920s. Today, early examples of Vulcan cars are extremely rare collectors’ items. NovaCast was approached by a specialist engineering company … Read more
Where tradition meets technology
NovaCast was established in 1979 and has evolved from a small, specialist non-ferrous foundry located in Melksham, England, into a substantial business with the capability and flexibility to satisfy the needs of international customers across wide ranging industries and with hugely diverse requirements.
Although the core sand, investment and gravity die casting processes have changed very little over the years, the complexity of the castings and the technology employed at the foundry have changed dramatically. The latest CMM technology, advanced testing and strictly enforced quality management systems ensure that we deliver consistently high-quality cast and machined components. The very latest casting simulation, 3D modelling, 3D printing and 3D-scanning-based reverse engineering technologies employed by our ever-expanding design engineering team, have reduced lead times, lowered costs and improved quality. Specialist ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, advanced precision machining, performance enhancing finishes and surface treatment options are all evolving and NovaCast is committed to remaining at the forefront of the metal casting industry.
An international supply chain
Our rock-solid international supply chain has allowed us to expand our casting options to include pressure die casting, lost foam casting and shell mould casting as well as precision silica sol casting. By building relationships over many years with complementary foundries, both in the UK and the Far East, NovaCast has been able to extend and enhance its capability but retains strict control over the supply chain at all times with quality assurance taking place in the UK in accordance with NovaCast’s ISO9001:2015 accreditation.
Investing for the future
The financial strength of the business has allowed it to continually invest in people, skills and technology employed at the foundry, particularly in the areas of design engineering and quality assurance. Additional warehousing facilities, coupled with the financial strength of the business, have allowed NovaCast to offer established customers a stock-holding facility that ensures continuity of supply and rapid order fulfilment.