NovaCast supports Wiltshire Air Ambulance Night Vision Goggles Campaign

NovaCast has been a keen financial supporter of Wiltshire Air Ambulance for several years now through monthly donations and fund-raising events organised by Directors and employees. In addition to understandably high regular running costs, Wiltshire Air Ambulance requests support for specific projects that are essential to the continued operation of this life-saving service. The current  … Read more

NovaCast Donates a further $1,000 to the Planet Water Foundation

                      NovaCast has demonstrated its continuing commitment to supporting causes that enhance quality of life in communities around the world, particularly those where interventions can save lives. Having long been a supporter of Xylem Watermark, NovaCast has just made a further donation of $1,000 to  … Read more

Castings for healthcare

A global response to a global pandemic

The global pandemic has presented manufacturing and logistical issues for companies all over the world. For NovaCast, the challenge has been to maintain the supply of components to critical industries at a time when its own supply chains have been under pressure. Every part of our supply chain had to perform to support an Australian  … Read more

NovaCast Shot Peening

Finishing options for sand-cast components

Sand casting has been one of the processes at the heart of the metal casting industry for thousands of years. Despite the addition of many more casting techniques and processes over the years, sand casting still accounts for 70% of all castings today. It is a highly flexible and versatile process with casting weights at  … Read more

NovaCast invests in Synchro ERP system

As part of its ongoing programme of investment, expansion, and modernisation, NovaCast has just upgraded its business management software to Synchro ERP. Synchro is a fully integrated, flexible, and robust software suite developed specifically for foundries. For NovaCast, it was important to find an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that was capable of adaptation to  … Read more

The Investment Casting Process

The investment casting process is named after the process of ‘investing’ or surrounding the pattern with refractory material. The pattern itself is made of wax, so the process is also known as ‘lost wax casting’. The investment casting process has been used for many thousands of years to produce idols, ornaments, and Jewellery. It became  … Read more

NovaCast: A single-source solution for both ferrous and non-ferrous castings

As any Design Engineer involved in the design for cast metal components will know, the selection of the metal alloy and casting process they will specify can be a complex process. Ultimately, for the Design Engineer, the specification must take account of parameters such as weight, yield strength, toughness, ductility, weldability, elasticity, shear, and thermal  … Read more

Scrap Metal Recycling

How the metal industries can play their part in a sustainable future

It has always been widely understood that scrap metal has economic value. With ever greater focus on recycling and reducing the strain we put on our natural resources, there is also a growing appreciation of the environmental benefits metal recycling can deliver. Metals have been worked for jewellery and tools since pre-historic times and over  … Read more

Rapid Prototyping: How 3D Printing is making its presence felt in the foundry

As a long-established foundry with its roots in sand and gravity die casting, NovaCast has grown and evolved over the years to become a modern, diverse and international foundry, with customers and production partners around the world. As the business has developed, it has embraced new casting processes, such as investment casting, lost foam casting,  … Read more

Analysis and Testing of Metals: The use of Spectrometers in foundries

Over the years, technology has played an increasingly important role in metal casting foundries. NovaCast, for example, uses the latest Casting Simulation Software, 3D Modelling and 3D printing to streamline processes, raise productivity and improve quality. One such area where technology is used to great effect in foundries is the use of Spectrochemical analysis for  … Read more