The Main Alloying Elements used in Cast Stainless Steels

When considering the alloy specification for a cast Stainless Steel component, it is critical that the service environment in which the cast component will be deployed is taken into account. The chemical composition of the Stainless Steel alloy will determine its performance characteristics and suitability for each application. At NovaCast, we supply a wide variety  … Read more

NovaCast shows the way to a greener, more sustainable industry

Over the years the metal casting industry has acquired a reputation as one of the worst in terms of environmental impact, largely due to traditional production practices with high energy usage going in and highly toxic emissions coming out. Add to this the massive energy demands for the extraction and production of raw metals, such  … Read more

NovaCast -Xylem WASH Pledge Certificate

NovaCast signs up to the WASH Pledge

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that whoever you are and wherever you live, one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of a virus or other pathogens is also one of the simplest: hand hygiene, especially through handwashing with soap. For many of us, hand hygiene is as simple as remembering  … Read more

Brave Blue World Documentary

At NovaCast, we have always supported charities and initiatives set up to address the global water crisis, such as the Planet Water Foundation and Xylem Watermark. That’s why we are delighted to help promote an important new documentary produced by the Brave Blue World Foundation, narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring Matt Damon and Jadon  … Read more

The Use of Fluxes in Aluminium Casting

At NovaCast, a large proportion of our castings are produced using Aluminium alloy. The formation of Aluminium Oxide and the presence of non-metallic inclusions, collectively known as dross, is an inherent part of the casting process and one that must be managed to achieve the highest quality castings. For many years, part of the foundryman’s  … Read more

Impeller Casting Specialists

The accurate casting and balancing of impellers requires a specialist set of skills as well as a commitment to outstanding consistency and quality. For many years, NovaCast has cast and machined impellers and pump components for a wide variety of industries and applications ranging from centrifugal pumps used in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Water  … Read more

Quality Assurance Technician Required

Following re-organisation and expansion of our engineering department, we have an immediate requirement for a Quality Assurance Technician to join the department. Reporting directly to our Design Engineer, the successful candidate will work closely with our design and engineering teams, as well as those of our customers and suppliers, to maintain the excellent quality standards  … Read more

NovaCast achieves UKAS accredited ISO9001:2015 Certification

As part of its ongoing programme of investment in the infrastructure of the business, the management team at NovaCast has been determined to drive up quality standards and expand the capabilities of the business to allow it to compete with the best foundries in the world. When its ISO9001 certification needed to be renewed, there  … Read more

The differences between Lost Foam Casting and Lost Wax Casting

In many respects, the process involved in these two investment casting methods is similar. In both cases, a sacrificial pattern is made. In lost wax casting, this is made from a tooled mould and in lost foam casting, it may be made from a mould or carved from a solid block of foam material. A  … Read more

All change at NovaCast as Barry Hayward retires and new faces join the team

Following a period of sustained growth, with new business growing strongly and consolidation of existing contracts, NovaCast is looking to the future with confidence. During the past few months a transformation has occurred that has seen the re-organisation of the business, the opening of new offices at its Bowerhill site, investment in the Melksham foundry  … Read more