Case Studies

Architecture: Adaptable and Accurate Casting Designs

Dean Group was approached with an architectural design requiring a significant amount of high-quality metal casting. This involved an in-depth collaboration to design, engineer, and cast nodes that would connect the cables to the panels and would be castable within the fixed installation date deadline.

Automotive: Aftermarket Performance Equipment

Dean Group were asked to convert performance parts to a cast design. This involved improving quality, repeatability and performance whilst not adversely impacting on cost or weight, which is an important factor when working with these specific type of parts.

Construction : Achieving Cost/Quality Balance

The customer had sourced components for this tool to remove street access grids directly from India, but they suffered from both dimensional and structural quality problems. As a result, they had finished product in excess of £50k that they couldn’t dispatch because they were waiting for this component.

Bicycle Security : Prototype to Production

BiKLOX sought assistance from Dean Group to refine and optimise their prototype design for production. Through close liaison with the designer Dean Group were able to produce high quality investment casting parts suitable for volume manufacture.

Rail: Fabrication Conversion

A fabricated part for the rail safety industry was prone to breaking. Dean Group design team's expertise proved essential in finding a solution and the right design. Conversion to an investment casting improved strength, quality, significantly reduced costs and the component was accepted as the industry benchmark.

Automotive: Warranty claims drive change

A blue chip company producing specialist commercial vehicles was experiencing expensive warranty recall claims. The outcome has provided the customer not only with improved component strength, reduced costs, reduced inventory (two parts designed into one) but also resolved the warranty issues and improved relationships with their own customers.

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