Casting in the World
Cast components are used in all areas of everyday life – in cars, trains and planes, from energy generation to mobile phones – our industry takes metal and recycles it into new engineered parts.
It’s liquid metal engineering!
What is Casting?
Made by pouring molten metal into a mould, castings can be used to make parts of complex shapes that would be difficult or uneconomic to make by other methods (such as forging, assembling components or cutting from solid material).
The castings industry is growing and more than 100 million tonnes of casting were produced globally last year, more than ever before!
What do we make? Here are a few examples of castings in the world around us:
- For the urban environment: street furniture, locks, lamp stands, sculptures and bike frames.
Need for SpeedDid you know?
- All brake discs in passenger cars are castings, so we keep people safe!
A Green IndustryDid you know?
- Foundries recycle most of the sand they use, over and over again!
Global Casting Industry News
UK has a significant skills shortage and is seeking new recruits and apprentices to become the industry technicians, engineers and technical managers