NovaCast Invited to Join Wiltshire Air Ambulance 100 Club

In recognition of its ongoing support for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, NovaCast has been invited to become an honorary member of the 100 Club, the elite club for businesses pledging larger sums. In addition to the monthly contribution by NovaCast, staff members, led by Sales Director Richard Phillips, have already completed sponsored events to raise money for  … Read more

Non-Destructive Testing of Cast Components

The production of high-quality castings has always been a mix of sound design, technical knowledge and the foundryman’s experience in handling and managing each stage in the casting process. More recent innovations, such as casting simulation software and 3D modelling, have helped to reduce casting defects by improving both product and gating system design. Dealing  … Read more

Casting Process Simulation Complements Traditional Foundry Expertise

Casting process simulation is used by NovaCast to develop comprehensive modelling of the intended production process to determine the size and shape of sprues, runners, gates, and risers. One of the main benefits of these systems is that they make it possible for us to quickly identify areas within the casting geometry that could give  … Read more

The case for Sand Casting

Sand Casting has been a key process in manufacturing for thousands of years and still accounts for approximately 70% of all castings. Whether Sand Casting is the best option for the production of a particular component will be dictated by considerations such as the required geometry, performance, alloy choice, production run, tolerance within specification and  … Read more

The case for Gravity Die Casting

There are many different casting processes and each has its place. The inherent characteristics of each make them ideal for a particular component geometry, performance requirement, alloy choice, production run or tolerance within specification. Gravity die or permanent mould castings use a Cast Iron or Steel mould consisting of at least two parts. The most  … Read more

NovaCast launches new company brochure

Download the NovaCast brochure “A Single Source Solution for Precision Cast and Machined Components” for an overview of our capabilities in Sand Casting, Gravity Die Casting and Investment Casting. Optimised for viewing on digital screens, our brochure will be updated regularly as we grow into new markets and introduce new technologies to our business.

Fabrication to Casting: Steam Trap re-design creates market leading solution

As specialists in the conversion of fabrications and assemblies to single cast components, NovaCast is cutting costs and improving efficiency for its customers. One such customer is EBE Engineering; manufacturers of an innovative Venturi Orifice Steam Trap. Originally a fabrication comprising a cast stainless steel body with two welded flanges; the steam trap was slow  … Read more

NovaCast shows its support for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

As well as making a donation of £1,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Airbase Appeal, NovaCast has pledged ongoing support by making monthly donations. NovaCast’s Sales Director, Richard Phillips, said: “Even though NovaCast is a business that trades internationally, we feel that we are part of the local Melksham community and want to contribute wherever  … Read more

Specifying the right cast Steel alloy

Cast Steel has become an increasingly important part of NovaCast’s business over recent years. The combination of excellent design, project management and quality assurance skills at our UK foundry with the low-cost, high-quality, high-capacity capabilities of our Far Eastern partners has allowed us to compete for and win many prestigious cast Steel projects. Although we  … Read more