Tooling costs are relatively low compared to those associated with other casting processes as Aluminium dies are used to produce the wax patterns used in the investment casting process. As there is very stress placed on the dies during the casting process the life of each die is excellent. Modifications are also relatively easy if design changes are required, due to the fact that Aluminium is a material that can be easily worked.
QUALITY, TESTING & CERTIFICATION
Quality investment castings demand strict production procedures, rigorous quality control and the best inspection facilities all of which can be found at PI Castings. These are supported by a wealth of experience in the production of investment cast components. The established policy of PI Castings is to provide products of consistently high quality, fit for their intended purpose and delivered in conformance with the agreed specifications.
The company participates in national development work on investment casting techniques and materials and will continue to invest in new equipment and to employ the latest production methods and Quality Assurance philosophies.
As you would expect from a leading manufacturer of investment castings, at PI Castings we have in-house facilities for tensile testing, bend tests, Izod & Charpy impact tests (including sub-zero), hardness, chemical analysis (Spectrographic), 3D co-ordinate measuring, X-Ray (3 sets), dye-penetrant and magnetic flaw detection.
Our team at PI Castings has the experience and flexibility to meet the most stringent technical, quality and delivery requirements, which has enabled us to be approved to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 (including aerospace certification AS9100 rev. C), by NADCAP and other international organisations. The quality of our investment castings has led to us also achieving preferred supplier status with many major aerospace, defence, electronics, medical, oil industry and engineering companies in the UK and overseas. You can find out more information about our production standards and our quality promise on our quality page.