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Safeguarding Your Supply Chain

Unforeseen world events such as the pandemic significantly damaged manufacturing companies' standard global supply chains. As a result, erratic disruptions became commonplace as the manufacturing industry struggled to acquire the raw materials needed for daily operations. Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges Whilst these disruptions can be mitigated through new supply chain...

Stability With Demand Forecasting

Demand forecasting is essential for creating a strong supply chain and maintaining reliable manufacturing operations.  Efficient manufacturing operations rely on demand forecasting to create financially lean operations. Read more about the benefits demand forecasting provides manufacturing below. What is Demand Forecasting? Demand forecasting relates to estimating your required resources for...

Manufacturing Managing Rising Costs

In 2023, the events of the past three years still affect manufacturing in the UK. International disruptions and significant changes in the national economy and COVID brought about numerous obstacles the sector still struggles to overcome. The rising costs that UK manufacturing must manage are an unfortunate consequence of these...

Apprenticeships Supporting UK Manufacturing

The skills and labour shortage in the manufacturing industry is a persistent concern that facility managers have been working against for many years. Fortunately, one promising solution is the increased number of successful apprenticeship schemes nationwide. The manufacturing industry has many different entrances, with an abundance of roles available for...

A Guide to Metal Casting

Metal casting is a broad field of industrial manufacturing. It creates metal parts out of liquid metal through various manufacturing methods in its broadest sense. As a UK-based foundry, we have decades of experience producing castings, including the ever-popular investment casting method. What Is Investment Casting? Investment casting is the...

Dean Group: 50 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

Dean Group has been supplying high-quality metal casting for many industries for decades. From oil and gas, rail, electronics, renewables and more - and we have just reached our 50-year landmark! That’s five decades of working with numerous industries across the UK and beyond. When reaching such a prestigious landmark...

Dean Group Celebrates Christmas in Style

At Dean Group, we staff an expert team working tirelessly to create the various castings and prototypes our clients need. Despite this constant dedication to producing the highest quality investment castings in the UK, we know the vital importance of taking some time off to enjoy ourselves and celebrate the...

Current Economic State of the Nation

The UK is struggling with many different challenges that are affecting the economy and the various industries that empower it. Following the struggles of the global pandemic, manufacturing has adapted to erratic lockdowns in China disrupting operations, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and most recently, the UK’s struggling economy. With one...

Dean Group Celebrates Golden Jubilee Event

Since 1972, Dean Group has been a successful member of the UK manufacturing industry, creating high-quality castings from our foundry in Manchester and overseas. Our company's long history has had its trial and challenges, but we have always managed to achieve our goals and thrive as a company. We felt...

The Different Types of Forging

Forging is a manufacturing process that uses heat and pressure to manipulate a metal’s form into new dimensions. Dean Group focuses on perfecting our investment casting methods, but thanks to our reliable international connections, we can supply high-quality forged items to meet our client's needs. Forging Processes Many tools are...

Additive vs Subtractive Manufacturing

Many manufacturing processes have adopted the inclusion of digital elements. This rise of digital methods throughout manufacturing is part of a broader movement to create a more accurate, efficient and cost-effective approach that increases a company's competitiveness within its field. CNC machines and smart factories are excellent examples of how...

Precision Investment Casting: Accurate & Precise Metal Forming

Precision Investment casting is a process that has been used for centuries to manufacture metal parts. Also known as lost wax casting, this cost-effective method allows the creation of intricately designed metal parts whilst maintaining excellent dimensional accuracy and surface finish. This has been a focus for our company and...

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