What is the ELITE 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 Casting Process
These high integrity aluminium 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 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 high strength investment casting requirements. 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.