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

Brexit: Snakes and Ladders on an industrial scale

So here we are. Almost a year since Article 50 was invoked and the countdown to Brexit began. The political debate rumbles on and the media frenzy about the looming “cliff edge” if no deal is agreed is gathering pace. Against this backdrop it is easy to assume that the UK economy, and UK manufacturing  … Read more

Casting Design Considerations for Design Engineers

The design and manufacture of a metal component involves a multitude of decision points and will be influenced by considerations such as structural performance, weight, lead time, cost and aesthetics. It is understandable, therefore, that thoughts about how precisely that component is going to be manufactured are often left until the design is at a fairly  … Read more

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Gravity Die Cast Component Inspection

NovaCast strengthens its Gravity Casting Capability

Richard Chandler, formally Production Manager at NovaCast, is taking on a the newly created role of Technical Sales Manager at the company’s Melksham Head Office. During a difficult few years for the UK metal casting industry, NovaCast has continued to prosper, largely due to its outward-looking approach to world markets and its willingness to invest in people, technology and infrastructure within its Melksham Foundry…

Preparing Aluminium for Gravity Die Casting

Top 10 Design Tips for Problem Free Gravity Die Casting

Gravity Die Casting (also known as Permanent Mould Casting) is a repeatable process primarily used to produce medium-run, dimensionally accurate, non-ferrous castings, most often in alloys of Aluminium, Zinc and Bronze. Here are the Top 10 Tips for designing problem-free casting geometry…