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
Top 10 Tips for switching fabrications and assemblies to castings
There are many reasons why a manufacturer may consider switching fabrications, weldments and assemblies for castings. Often, fabrication was chosen as the initial manufacturing approach because the design engineer’s focus was on time to market. In many instances, revisiting the chosen manufacturing approach at a later date, when performance improvements, cost reductions, weight savings or aesthetic improvements are required, can deliver significant benefits.
At NovaCast we have worked with equipment manufacturers in the agricultural machinery and transportation sectors to deliver cost and performance improvements while simplifying the manufacturing process by eliminating several steps in the process.
Download our Top 10 Tips to help you identify likely components and asemblies for conversion to castings. Feel free to contact us for advice or guidance.