Investment castings for the rail industry

Rail transportation has evolved greatly in the past couple of centuries, from pre-steam rails and steam trains to electric  and bullet trains. As the industry evolves, the need for sophisticated, high-integrity castings grows.

At Dean Group, we serve this sector by providing castings that are strong, durable, precise and complex, something we achieve with our investment casting process.

Investment Casting in Rail

This process allows you to receive parts and components crafted in the right materials for your specific requirements. Whether you need ferrous or non-ferrous metals and alloys, we can provide them for you. For example, we can create castings made from:

  • Aluminium
  • Bronze
  • Cast iron
  • Carbon steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper

This list is not extensive so, if you require a specific or exotic material for your project, speak to us and we’ll be happy to accommodate.

Investment casting doesn’t just manufacture components that are high-quality. It also provides you with products that are cost-efficient, that don’t require much assembly and which create minimal waste during the manufacturing process. You can also easily add details like your company name and logo to your castings.

Dean Group and Railway Castings

Dean Group is proud of our focus on quality. We can meet the strict demands of the railway sector by meeting ISO 9001:2015 standards, and all our product undergo rigorous testing and inspections.

We also offer several casting methods, allowing you to choose the one that will benefit your project the most. Our premium grade investment casting and commercial grade investment casting processes ensure high accuracy, precision, design flexibility, consistency and repeatability, low initial tooling costs, and so much more.

With our ELITE aluminium casting process, we can produce precise castings with good mechanical properties, that don’t require hipping and with a microstructure that is tight and free from porosity.

You’ll be pleased to know we offer a complementary service from start to finish, including technical drawings, rapid prototyping if required, machining and heat treatments when necessary.

Why Choose Us for Your Rail Castings?

We’re committed to delivering the best castings to all our customers and have worked within the sector for many years. In addition, we have experience with long-standing OEMs, Tier 1s and other members of the supply chain, so we can create a great deal of work for the rail industry.

In our case studies page, you can find examples of parts we’re able to create for customers, as well as the processes used to make them. We did a fabrication conversion for the railway market using CAD technology and advanced investment casting processes, resulting in a significant quality improvement.

Our experience, fast lead times and durable castings (which are capable of withstanding even the harshest of settings) are further reasons for choosing us as your manufacturer.

Speak to Dean Group Today

If you’re interested in castings for the railway sector, contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help. We can also answer any questions you may have about our processes and the materials we work with.