Castings replace fabrications, save costs

The Dean Group said that significant savings have been made by replacing welded assembly brackets with commercial grade investment castings.

The Dean Group said that significant savings have been made by replacing welded assembly brackets with commercial grade investment castings across a whole range of applications and industries Industry has tended to focus on improving fabrication techniques, – flame or laser cutting profiled steel blanks, CNC bending and forming, robotic welding, etc – but there is still a large amount of labour involved.

The commercial grade investment castings offer a one-piece solution, free from welded joints, sharp edges and burrs.

Weight relieving of parts can be incorporated into the design at no extra cost where it would add cost to a fabrication.

For in-house production, there is an added benefit from an inventory perspective as the client is buying the finished item rather than a number of plates, which often have a complicated routing of cutting, de-burring, welding, dressing, post machining and plating.

The commercial grade investment castings have not only shown significant cost savings, but produce a better looking finished product, said Dean.

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