ABOUT CASTCO


CASTCO leading manufacturer of precision investment casting parts in a range of ferrous, aluminium, copper and special high performance metal alloys. Since its establishment in 1979, CASTCO has observed total commitment to be a major supplier within the High Quality Precision Investment Castings Industry. This commitment is reflected in our production processes, capabilities and technological expertise and commitment to service.
CASTCO offers quality, design integrity, superior mechanical properties, competitive price and delivery times set to our customer needs. Over 35 years CASTCO has developed and nurtured a reputation of unsurpassed quality that meet the specifications of our customers both locally and worldwide.
The key to our success has been the “Total Casting Part Solutions” offered by CASTCO. From concept stage of your casting parts that you can rely on our Investment Casting Process expertise and make use of our in-house tooling facility. You can count on our engineers to work with you to determine the most effective combination of alloys, casting methods, casting design, heat treatment and machining procedures. CASTCO brings years of practical know-how and problem-solving to the challenges of today’s automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, mining, food, valve and specialty industries.
CASTCO PRECISION CASTING PTY LTD LS 3560 CERTIFICATE 2021-02-01(Resized)

ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

SERVICES


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  • IN HOUSE TOOLING MANUFACTURE
  • CASTING DESIGN AND CONSULTANCY
  • CNC MACHINING MILLING AND TURNING
  • NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING (RADIOGRAHIC AND LIQUID PENETRANT TESTS)
  • MECHANICAL TESTING
  • METROLOGY
  • RAPID PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURING
  • CAD/CAM REVERSE ENGINEERING
  • METAL IDENTIFICATION AND SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF METALS

INVESTMENT CASTING PROCESS


DIE

An expendable wax pattern is first produced for each casting from a pattern die. Pattern dies are manufactured Castco's in-house tool room equipped with CAD/CAM and CNC machining capability. Selection of materials for pattern dies and die manufacturing techniques are dictated by the casting part design requirements and the quantity required. Pattern die materials range from epoxy resin to multi cavity, automatically operating machined metal dies. Machining of metal pattern dies is most feasible when a repeated production is required with complex shapes. An investment casting pattern die shown is for an impellor casting such as shown on photo.

WAX CLUSTER

A number of wax patterns, depending on size and complexity, are attached to a wax frame or sprue to form a wax cluster, or assembly. This process also incorporates in-gate and feeding requirement of the part.

INVESTING

At this step of the operation assemblies are immersed or “invested” into ceramic slurry. The properties of slurry are controlled to an extent to give a uniform coverage of wax assembly. Whilst this coat is still wet, a rather coarse refractory material coat is applied onto it. The coated assembly is then let to dry. After drying of the assembly number of successive coats of slurry and studco (5 to 8 times) is applied.

DE-WAXING

The removal of expendable wax, i.e. de-waxing, is accomplished in a steam autoclave. Following the de-waxing, ceramic shells are fired at high temperature.

CASTING

The pouring of ceramic shells with liquid metal is a fundamental part of any casting operation. At this step pouring and solidification of molten metal in a ceramic shell takes place hence forming a 3 dimensional object with a very fine surface finish and precision. The melting of metal can be done at different furnaces depending on the metal type and the chemistry and properties of liquid metal must be controlled to achieve required properties of the casting part.

SHELL REMOVAL

Ceramic shell is removed from cast assembly by mechanical means which may require sand or shot blasting. This process also incorporates removal of sprues and in-gates from the casting part.

INSPECTION

The casting part inspection is a function of quality requirements of the design. All of the parts will go through visual and sample approval inspection. More complex castings may require full dimensional check, x-ray radiography, crack and or leak tests, and mechanical test. The carefully prepared quality plans will ensure only certified casting will be shipped to customers.