Alucast Invest in New 5 Axis Machine to Further Increase Capacity

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Alucast has invested in a new, state-of-the-art Quaser 5 axis machine in order to further increase capacity to cope with demand from OEM’s and Tier 1 customers. Due to the ramped-up demand after the COVID-19 downturn, Alucast’s machine shop has pushed the boundaries of its capacity, with more orders on the horizon, the management team has made the decision to invest to increase machine shop capacity.

Alucast’s philosophy and vision have always been to innovate and improve technologies and processes where possible, this is one prime example of that. The new Quaser 5 axis machine has state-of-the-art technology, which allows the company to accurately machine cast components, utilising the added advantage of having the 5th axis. This allows all axes to rotate around the workpiece, allowing different planes to be machined during one operation, opposed to traditional multiple axis operations.

This multidimensional rotation and tool movement helps reduce machining operations, which equates to cheaper tooling costs and faster cycle times. The system achieves optimum machining characteristics from the process as well as complementing the business’s well-established X-Ray, Heat Treatment, and Dye Penetrant facilities. Customers can have the assurance that our accredited ISO 9001:2015 and IATF16949:2016 quality standards are implemented and constant throughout all our processes.

As it is clearly evident, many manufacturing industries have seen a decrease in order quantities during the past 12 months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, Alucast has been fortunate enough to see business increase back towards full capacity, leading to the management team investing in our recent expansion. Our strategy is to continue to improve to meet and exceed customers’ expectations.

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