Bringing a piece of British motoring heritage back to life

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

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NovaCast Quality Technician

Job Vacancy: Quality Technician

Due to the substantial growth of the business NovaCast is looking to recruit a full-time Quality Technician who will be based at our foundry in Melksham. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a growing business that is investing in the latest foundry technologies and systems. The full job description can be found here…

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NovaCast is committed to using renewable energy

Why quantifying progress is essential for a sustainable future

During recent years there has been an ever-growing awareness of the impact that our activities have on the world we live in. Whatever your perspective on the causes of global warming, it is a matter of fact that most of us in the developed world cause harm to our environment through the products we consume,  … Read more

The Casting Design Development Process

In this article we run through a typical casting design process to highlight the importance of co-operation at an early stage between designer and foundry. A typical experience based on an iterative design process might be as follows. The role of the design engineers The product design engineer will design casting geometry based on the  … Read more

NovaCast embraces environmental transparency by disclosing through CDP

19.10.2023 NovaCast today announced that it has furthered its commitment to environmental transparency by disclosing its environmental impact through CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. NovaCast has disclosed through CDP since 2022, and in 2023 completed CDP’s Climate change & Water security questionnaires. With a record 23000+ companies disclosing  … Read more

A NovaCast Guide: “Casting Design Considerations for Design Engineers”

While there is no substitute for a close working relationship at an early stage between the design engineer and their chosen foundry, we hope that this guide will be of assistance to product design engineers. It will give an indication of the often-conflicting factors that the production team within the foundry will need to take  … Read more

A successful foundry is about so much more than just casting metal

As any buyer of castings will surely understand, there are hundreds of foundries around the world who could cast their component. The complexity of the geometry or the need to use a special alloy may limit that number somewhat, and demand and supply will dictate prices and lead times, but they will still have plenty  … Read more

Certified 100% Renewable Electricity

By its nature, a foundry is an energy-intensive business so the choice of energy supplier is a critical decision when considering the carbon footprint of the business moving forwards. As part of our commitment to sustainability, NovaCast has taken the opportunity to engage with an energy supplier that guarantees 100% of the electricity it supplies  … Read more