Spotlight On: Nickel and Cobalt Alloys

At Dean Group, we work with a variety of materials, such as nickel and cobalt, as well as its alloys. We use them mainly for the premium grade investment casting process, a method that offers many advantages, including high accuracy, … Read more

Spotlight On: Carbon Steel

We’re previously focused on stainless steel, an important material for investment casting – now, we’re turning our attention to another widely used material that we work with here at Dean Group: carbon steel. Because of its properties, such as strength … Read more

How Rapid Prototyping Helps Save Money and Time

Rapid prototyping is quickly becoming an essential part of investment casting’s development process. Before a part gets to production, it must first be conceptualised and designed; prototyping helps companies understand if there are any changes to be made before committing … Read more

What the Pandemic is Teaching UK Manufacturers

There’s no denying that the pandemic has had a big impact on UK manufacturing – and still continues to affect the sector on an ongoing basis. It’s also true that the outbreak has helped companies to discover weaknesses and opportunities … Read more

Spotlight On: Copper

Copper has been mined and used for thousands of years, as it’s a common material for many different industries and sectors, such as electronics. We use this metal in our investment casting process to create many parts and components from … Read more

Top Benefits of Choosing UK Manufacturing

With the effects of both COVID and Brexit, supporting UK businesses is crucial for the economy. Choosing UK manufacturing also offers many advantages to companies, which we’re highlighting in this article. Both events showed the need for manufacturing to return … Read more

When Are Surface Finishes Necessary in Investment Casting?

At Dean Group, we supply you with components in cast form or as fully finished parts, which includes adding a surface finish to the product. We provide a wide range of treatments that include plating, polishing and anodising, and which … Read more

Metals and Alloys Used for Corrosion Resistance

Metals are crucially important to many different industries. Manufacturers use a variety of metals as raw materials for their products, and they take care choosing the right ones for the job. No two metals are the same; they all have … Read more

The Importance of Simulation Software in Investment Casting

Simulation software is a crucial tool in manufacturing, and this is especially true for investment casting. At Dean Group, we make use of bespoke software made for industrial castings. This ensures your parts and components are designed and manufactured to … Read more