EDL have been manufacturing precision aluminium castings from our modern foundry which consists of investment casting & lost wax casting processes. This is accompanied by our precision sand casting & gravity die casting service, which is offered to companies in the UK and internationally.
With a steady investment in plant and process control systems, the business has grown steadily, providing a diverse range of market sectors with investment & lost wax precision castings. We are a key manufacturer of precision castings to the aerospace, marine, defence, commercial, automotive and architectural industry sectors. EDL do have the capability within the company for producing high quality castings & components, machined parts, complex components and assemblies for a wide range of other sectors, if required.
Investment casting, also known as lost wax casting, offers the potential for finely detailed precision castings with complex internal structures suitable for the most demanding of industries. The investment casting process is complex and involves a number of stages as detailed below:
EDL maintain very high standards of quality control throughout all stages of casting manufacture. Combining our years of experience with the latest technical capability and an array of flaw detection techniques, metallurgical controls and CMM, we are able to offer investment castings for the most challenging performance criteria.
Quality of finished castings is dependent entirely on the quality of the waxes and coatings used. We use only the finest new filled, emulsified and straight pattern waxes together with high grade ceramic slurry. Moulds are thoroughly cleaned and internally treated with a release agent prior to coating to ease production and produce parts of high quality.
LM4, LM6, DTD 716 (LM8), LM25M/TF, LM25 TE/TB7, DTD 5008, DTD 5018, BS2 L99, A 356, AE 109, BS L155, BS L169/A 357, C 355, ENAB 44200, ENAB 45200, ENAB 46200
Aluminium / Bronze and Other Material Grades
AB1, AB2, G1, HTB1 LOW LEAD, HTB1, LG3, LG4, PB1, PB2
3 Epic 5, 12 & 35 Tonne Side Injection Wax Presses
2 Mod-tech E-93 Wax injection machines
1 Bryant 5 Tonne Top Injection Press
1 Sorrin 20 Tonne Top Injection Press
3 Shell Aerators
2 Ceramic Mixers Environmentally Controlled Drying Room
1 1250mm Dia Boilerclave
1 AEW Shell Firing Furnace
Aluminium Alloys: LM6, LM25, L99 and others
Shell core capability
Precise melt control - dual energy furnaces
In house Gravity Die tool manufacture
In house heat treatment to TE/TF
Spectrographic melt analysis
Penetrant NDT facility
Test bar analysis
CMM mark out capability
Comprehensive machine shop support
Castings up to 200 kgs
Typical Gravity Die batch sizes 50 to 500
EDL hold the BS EN 9100:2009 accreditation and operate a dedicated quality control service for the manufacture of casting products and components. The inspection department which is staffed by five permanent highly skilled and experienced engineers, is fully equipped to handle all dimensional inspection processes, as well as facilities for non destructive testing as below.
Depending on your requirements, we can offer a wide range of inspection programmes to suit the product.Full Details