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SME Implants New Technology

McKenna Precision Castings was established in South Yorkshire in 1983 as a specialist manufacturer of cobalt-chrome medical implants. A highly successful company, they acquired Finecast in Maidenhead in 2001, to secure a strategic and complementary capability in precision aluminium castings,

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Peglers Tap into Rapid Manufacturing Technology

The manufacture of advanced plumbing, heating and engineering products has been the prime activity of Pegler Ltd., Doncaster, for over 100 years. Their excellent reputation has been earned through a total dedication to quality, innovation and customer service that has

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New Casting Technology Aids Submarine Propulsion

Cti has built a world-wide reputation with users and suppliers of castings by providing practical support which benefits both parties. It is now well-established that the operational resources within Cti can improve competitiveness with little or no risk and at

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Lift-Off for BSA Precision Castings

Redditch-based BSA Precision Castings has secured a £1.8m order from Schmidlin (UK) Ltd, the largest subsidiary of Schmidlin AG in Switzerland. A leading global company in the design, manufacture and installation of high quality curtain wall systems, Schmidlin is a

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Holset Get it ‘Right First Time’

Holset Engineering Co Ltd, a division of Cummins Engine Co., has been working with Castings Technology International over the past two years to refine new designs of turbocharger turbine housings for diesel engine applications. The company’s aim was a reduction

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High Temperature Superalloy Prototype Castings Substitute for Forgings

Honeywell Hymatic design and manufacture precision engineered systems and equipment for the aerospace, defence and industrial markets. Honeywell Hymatic is at the forefront of the development and implementation of pneumatic and hydraulic technology solutions for these key industries. One of

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Go-ahead Pump Manufacturer Casts its Net Wider with Cti’s Support

When safety critical pump manufacturer Apex Pumps (Apex) hit problems with castings suppliers, the Bristol-based company decided the only solution was to start making them itself. Now, thanks to the help of Castings Technology International (Cti), part of the University

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Cti Pumps Up the Pressure

Impellers are critical components in any pumping or turbo-machinery equipment. Their balance, precision of form, consistency from one to another and surface finish are the primary determinants of pump efficiency. A 1% improvement in pumping performance can reduce pump operating

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CAD/CAM Patternmaking of Large Volute Casings

A recent development exercise has been completed at Castings Technology International, in conjunction with Bryan Donkin company Ltd, Chesterfield, to manufacture a pattern for a large volute pump casing, which is used in the sewage treatment industry. The project, which

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CAD/CAM Improves Lead Times for Valve Body Patterns

Modern CAD/CAM patternmaking technology has been applied to the manufacture of Flowserve Valtek valve bodies, used in the construction of oil platforms. The casting producer, Norton Cast Products, made use of the facilities available at Castings Technology International, and with

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