Category Archives: Blog

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Installation of GML 1 White Metal Lining Machine

The Installation of GML 1 Lining machine and melting equipment at our customers new facility in Oman.


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CASTEXPO Columbus, Ohio 23 – 26 April 2022

We are exhibiting at CASTEXPO Columbus, Ohio 23-26 April 2022. You will find us at booth 1124.



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We are hiring – Engineering Fitter/Machine Tools Fitter


We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Engineering Fitter/Machine Tools Fitter

Based in Lichfield, occasional international travel may be required

Immediate requirement for an experienced and qualified full-time Engineering Fitter/Machine Tools Fitter to support a small manufacturer of special purpose machines for the foundry industry.

  • The role will consist of assembling and fitting. This will entail marking out, drilling and some remedial work. The ideal candidate will be trained, holding suitable relevant qualifications, whilst being able to display proven experience from similar positions. The successful applicant must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings; fit bearings, shafts, and other parts to an acceptable engineering standard; modify or adjust parts as required (machining and welding ability advantageous); competently use hand and power tools, test equipment and measuring instruments; inspect and check fitted parts and sub-assemblies; adhere to H&S procedures and SSOW.
  • This is an ideal role for an experienced Mechanical Fitter with knowledge of Hydraulics & pneumatics Engineering

Contact for further details


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Happy New Year 2022

We would like to wish all of our customers and suppliers a very Happy New Year.

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Christmas 2021

Our offices will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021 for the Christmas Holidays and we will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022 at 9.00am. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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Happy Thanksgiving 2021

We would like to wish all of our customers in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving.


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The Advantages of Centrifugal Castings

The process is ideally suitable for producing cylindrically shaped castings dispensing with the need for casting cores, feeders and sand moulds. Whilst it is a natural choice for many tubular products the process is not limited to these only. The principal benefits of the process include the promotion directional solidification, reduction or elimination of gas and porosity defects.

The process can be mechanized for high production with the advantage of permanent metallic chill moulds which instigate the casting cooling at the exterior surface. Giving progressive cooling under the pressure of pseudo dynamic centrifugal force. Castings with greater density, strength and higher purity can be achieved under controlled conditions.

A range of materials can be centrifugally cast including most metals. The process can be beneficial with certain alloys in obtaining specific metallurgical structures essential to the final product.

The size and shape of the casting will influence the cooling rate and progressive solidification within the casting. The bore of the casting is usually last to solidify enabling low density particles and micro porosity shrinkage to be subsequently machined away.

In conclusion properly produced centrifugal castings can have :

  • Higher Strength
  • Consistent uniform metallurgy
  • Fine Grain
  • Higher Purity
  • Denser homogenous structure
  • Freedom from gas defects

Production Benefits can be

  • Energy savings when compared with other processes
  • High production rates
  • Consistency
  • Quality

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May Bank Holiday 3rd May 2021

We will be closed for the May Bank Holiday on Monday 3rd May 2021 and we will open again for business on Tuesday 4th May 2021.