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Aluminium Casting

The MAN Group offer precisely toleranced, fully machined and finished aluminium casting from four processes: sand, gravity, high pressure and low pressure aluminium castings.

The discipline is carried out by Alucast, an award-winning aluminium casting foundry supplying fully machined components and one of the group’s founding members.

Accredited to IATF16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 quality standards, Alucast is an industry leader offering a complete bespoke service. Starting with expert advice on design using advanced casting simulation software, Alucast’s innovative approach enables the supply of lightweight structural parts ready for assembly.

Casting is the original and most widely used method of forming aluminium into products. Technical advances have been made, but the principle remains the same: Molten aluminium is poured into a mold to duplicate a desired pattern. Aluminum castings are used to make complex and detailed parts very efficiently.

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Why use MAN Group for aluminium casting?

MAN Group member Alucast is proud to offer a fully-fledged aluminium casting process that encompasses full machining, core-making, die design and finishing facilities. You can be confident in the knowledge that your requirements are in the safest hands by outsourcing to an award-winning aluminium foundry.

It is not only the provision of a high-quality casting service that customers benefit from, but also dedicated technical and metallurgical support from an experienced team, working to exceed your expectations at every stage of your project.

With the utmost precision applied to manufacturing processes and techniques, Alucast ensure quality consistency, durability, and cost-efficiency for components used in almost any application.

Aluminium casting from concept to production

Alucast will work with you during the concept stage to satisfy right first time components, every time – a promise delivered by the implementation of stringent efficiency processes, including real-time x-ray and the capabilities of vast laboratory facilities.

Faster development times will be satisfied, and your requirements will be met and exceeded through the associated added value benefits of all these things combined.

Full service aluminium casting solution

High pressure die casting
Purpose built high pressure die casting facility
Capacity to manufacture castings up to 3 Kilogrammes
Up to 200 castings per hour
Computer controlled die casting machines

Gravity die casting
Medium to high volume production
The process uses a permanent mould
Capacity to manufacture castings up to 50 kilograms
Weekly capacity of approximately 25 tonnes
Manual and automated production methods
Enables the manufacture of complex, internal shapes
Castings can be heat treated onsite

Sand casting
Alucast’s most versatile casting process
Used for the manufacture of prototypes and regular production items
Gas and electric melting, rotary de-gassing and gas analysing equipment
Able to produce castings with very low gas porosity
Castings can be fully heat treated onsite
Machining
Fully machined parts to specification
CNC with 5-axis capability
Tolerances are measured in microns
Vast experience machining cast aluminium

Added value
Heat treatment facilities
Surface treatment facilities
Concept to service capability
Assist new and existing customers with the design of new castings
Technical expertise to develop a product from the initial prototype sand casting to full production
Alloys expertly selected based on design, economics and part-specific criteria
Wood, resin or metal form Sand Castings tooling
Iron or steel, single or multi-impression Gravity Die Castings tooling
Treated steel, single or multi-impression High Pressure Castings tooling
Casting simulation software
Less scrap, reduced rework and fewer customer rejects

Quality
As a TS 16949 accredited supplier, and through the use of MAGMASOFT® aluminium casting simulation software, structural characteristics of any component will be enhanced, alongside reduced prototyping timescales, which inherits a cost saving that can be passed on to the customer.

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Do you have a requirement for aluminium casting?

If you have aluminium casting requirements and would like to speak to industry leaders in the discipline, please provide your details and the relevant MAN Group member will be in touch.

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