Aluminium Investment Casting (ELITE Process)

Dean Group are pleased to offer our valued clients a high-integrity aluminium investment casting process. Utilising our innovative ELITE casting process, we can offer precise, high-strength aluminium parts to suit your requirement, working closely with clients in the aerospace, military, electronics and motorsport industries, just to name a few.

Many of these industries can find some difficulty in sourcing the high-integrity gas-tight parts that they require, with high costs being involved in the majority of cases. At Dean Group, we specialise in providing fully traceable parts made at our own foundry in the UK. Using our all-new ELITE aluminium casting process – which bears many similarities to the well-known SOPHIA® casting process – we are able to produce precise, complex shapes, and parts with enhanced Miro structures that are fully traceable at competitive prices.

What are the benefits of the ELITE Aluminium Casting Process?

The ELITE process has many similarities to the well-known SOPHIA® casting process, achieving good mechanical properties in aluminium investment castings that do not require hipping. The micro structure is tight and free from porosity and making the produced parts gas tight with consistently high range tensile results.

Our ELITE process has many advantages, including:

  • Made in the UK at our foundry in Manchester
  • Gas tight
  • Thin wall section parts
  • Consistent high range tensile results
  • Enhanced microstructure – eliminating the need for “hipping”
  • Fully traceable individual parts
  • A wide range of size and weight capabilities
  • Consistent and repeatable
  • Good surface finishes
  • Flexible production volumes

High Integrity Aluminium Investment Casting Process

The Elite Investment Casting Process

These high integrity aluminium investment castings are naturally sought after in industries where weight, strength, and casting soundness are a concern, and traceable quality is essential. This can result in high production costs.

However, Dean Group are not carrying the elevated overhead costs associated with AS9100 which some of our competitors hold, meaning that parts produced by ELITE are at a uniquely competitive cost. As well as this, Dean Group also hold the BSI ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, meaning that you can trust us to produce high quality castings to meet your requirements.

ELITE Casting – High Integrity Parts to Your Specifications

Our Elite Investment Casting Process Machinery

Our ELITE aluminium investment casting process allows us to produce high-quality, pressure tight and safety-critical castings, thin wall sections and parts to your exact specifications. We are able to produce Aluminium parts ranging from a few grams to 15kgs in weight, and a few mm to 500mm x 500mm x 500mm.

At Dean Group, we specialise in providing quality products, excellent customer service and competitively priced parts. We work closely with our clients through every step of the process – from design to completion. As well as this, we are also a member of the Cast Metals Federation and the Northwest Aerospace Alliance.

Contact Dean Group today to discuss your requirements for high-strength investment castings. For aluminium components required at high-volume then our aluminium pressure die casting services with out Asia-based partners may be right for you. Call us on 0161 775 1633 or fill in our online enquiry form and our knowledgeable team will be more than happy to discuss your specific requirements.