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Aluminium Casting in the UK
Foundry & Fabrication is the largest aluminium foundry in the South West with over 50 years experience in making high quality aluminium castings for a variety of customers and applications.
Gravity die casting is most suited to high volume batch productions, as the cost of the tool making stage (making the mould for the casting) is higher than with sand casting. The accuracy and consistency achieved even with fine detail, however, is worth it.
A consistently good batch of aluminium castings requires machining of the highest standard, and this is where Foundry & Fabrication excel. We have a state of the art machine shop that we have regularly updated and invested in over the years, offering full cnc milling and cnc lathe turning capabilities.
Foundry & Fabrication is a long-running family business that has grown from humble beginnings to being one of the most successful aluminium and non ferrous foundries in the UK. We believe in providing our customers with the total solution; from concept, to completion. Find out more about who we are here.
Sand casting is the older, more traditional method for casting aluminium and bronze alloys. At Foundry and Fabrication we use two types of sand casting: greensand and airset sand casting.
Greensand casting is the oldest and least expensive, particularly suitable for low batch volumes and when testing parts, as different patterns can be tried out with minimal expense incurred. Airset sand casting mixes the sand with a chemical resin binder, giving the moulds greater strength.
Our final principal process, gravity die casting, utilises the force of gravity to push the chosen alloy into an iron mould, or ‘die’. This improves accuracy and consistency, even with fine detail.
What makes Foundry & Fabrication different to so many other aluminium and non ferrous foundries is our ability to provide our customers with the total solution to their aluminium casting needs.
Quality - ISO9001:2008
We are focused on maintaining the quality of our aluminium castings and producing the best results for our customers. To ensure this, Foundry & Fabrication has its own dedicated quality control department and is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 on all of its aluminium foundry’s manufacturing processes.
Having all stages of production from initial design, the die or sand casting, right through to the cnc machining all housed under one roof, enables us here at Foundry & Fabrication to keep an eye on quality throughout and to identify any issues at an early stage.