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309, 2018

Rethinking 3D Casting

September 3rd, 2018|

When you think of a British investment casing foundry one envisages masses of molten metals being poured from crucibles into furnaces that look like they've grown organically from the ground and been in use since medieval blacksmithing times. The reality is that the Great British foundry industry [...]

108, 2018

Casting metal parts for prototyping from 3D prints

August 1st, 2018|

Sylatech integrates 3D printing to produce sample metal prototype parts for its customers, allowing them to test their designs without having to invest in tooling ahead of investment casting. This yields significant time and cost savings as fewer tooling modifications are necessary.Ultimaker have created a fantastic article documenting [...]

503, 2018

Integrating metal components within composite designs

March 5th, 2018|

Design Challenge Product engineers focused on component weight reduction often utilize composites in preference to metal for the manufacture of components or assemblies. In many circumstances, composite materials alone cannot provide the required strength properties to fulfill the function of the part. Composite parts therefore often require additional tensile and elongation [...]

2401, 2018

Additive Manufacturing and Sylatech’s Process Capability

January 24th, 2018|

Deciding on the most appropriate process for component manufacture is critical for designers and engineers. Through integration with additive manufacturing techniques, designers are often surprised by the capability of the lost wax investment casting process, to deliver a solution that often exceeds their expectations. Why Use The [...]

903, 2017

Rapid Prototype Promotion

March 9th, 2017|

Continuing its close collaboration with Ultimaker, Sylatech has taken delivery of the latest Ultimaker 3 rapid prototyping machine. In celebration of this, up until 14th April, Sylatech is offering an opportunity for manufacturing businesses to have a sample pre-production part prototyped and cast through its investment casting process. [...]

2202, 2017

Lost Wax Casting – The Preferred Approach

February 22nd, 2017|

Model Airplane Engine Casting Our customer required to produce a product in a highly competitive market where weight and design aesthetics are key influencing factors affecting the eventual sales volume of the product. Why Sylatech? Before discovering Sylatech, our customer researched a number of manufacturing techniques including [...]

2905, 2016

Advanced Innovative Engineering – Investment Casting Success

May 29th, 2016|

Sylatech’s superior investment casting capability was key in Advanced Innovative Engineering‘s choice of manufacturing partner on its world-class 40S Wankel engine. With this model being the smallest in their product range, minimizing weight in order to maximize the power-to-weight ratio was key to AIE. Sylatech’s unique lost-wax investment casting process [...]

1103, 2016

Breathing Apparatus – Re-Engineered Component

March 11th, 2016|

Reducing cost without compromising on quality was the firm requirement when Bilsom Sentry approached Sylatech with this breathing apparatus component. In collaboration with Bilsom’s engineers, Sylatech redesigned the part which resulted in removing the need for expensive brazing and machining operations. By utilising specialist casting capabilities and employing soluble [...]

1802, 2016

Equestrian Hardware

February 18th, 2016|

We're proud to share this great testimonial from a recent client. Neue Schule partnered with Sylatech to produce a highly innovative and complex horse bit product in a cost-effective manner. Working alongside our designers and through the inventiveness of the Sylatech technical team, a unique manufacturing and assembly [...]

1 08, 2018

Casting metal parts for prototyping from 3D prints

2018-11-02T17:20:59+00:00

Sylatech integrates 3D printing to produce sample metal prototype parts for its customers, allowing them to test their designs without having to invest in tooling ahead of investment casting. This yields significant time and cost savings as fewer tooling modifications are necessary.Ultimaker have created a fantastic article documenting [...]

Casting metal parts for prototyping from 3D prints2018-11-02T17:20:59+00:00
5 03, 2018

Integrating metal components within composite designs

2018-11-02T17:38:54+00:00

Design Challenge Product engineers focused on component weight reduction often utilize composites in preference to metal for the manufacture of components or assemblies. In many circumstances, composite materials alone cannot provide the required strength properties to fulfill the function of the part. Composite parts therefore often require additional tensile and elongation [...]

Integrating metal components within composite designs2018-11-02T17:38:54+00:00
24 01, 2018

Additive Manufacturing and Sylatech’s Process Capability

2018-11-02T17:42:36+00:00

Deciding on the most appropriate process for component manufacture is critical for designers and engineers. Through integration with additive manufacturing techniques, designers are often surprised by the capability of the lost wax investment casting process, to deliver a solution that often exceeds their expectations. Why Use The [...]

Additive Manufacturing and Sylatech’s Process Capability2018-11-02T17:42:36+00:00
9 03, 2017

Rapid Prototype Promotion

2018-11-02T19:05:23+00:00

Continuing its close collaboration with Ultimaker, Sylatech has taken delivery of the latest Ultimaker 3 rapid prototyping machine. In celebration of this, up until 14th April, Sylatech is offering an opportunity for manufacturing businesses to have a sample pre-production part prototyped and cast through its investment casting process. [...]

Rapid Prototype Promotion2018-11-02T19:05:23+00:00
22 02, 2017

Lost Wax Casting – The Preferred Approach

2018-11-02T19:07:55+00:00

Model Airplane Engine Casting Our customer required to produce a product in a highly competitive market where weight and design aesthetics are key influencing factors affecting the eventual sales volume of the product. Why Sylatech? Before discovering Sylatech, our customer researched a number of manufacturing techniques including [...]

Lost Wax Casting – The Preferred Approach2018-11-02T19:07:55+00:00
3 06, 2016

Quality – A Critical Element

2018-11-02T19:10:27+00:00

When Pyser-SGI approached Sylatech for support in the production of their Francis Barker range of Liquid Prismatic Compasses, it was clear that quality was paramount. Ranking among the world’s finest compasses, and with a long history of active use in armed forces globally, Liquid Prismatic Compasses remain a [...]

Quality – A Critical Element2018-11-02T19:10:27+00:00
29 05, 2016

Advanced Innovative Engineering – Investment Casting Success

2018-11-02T19:12:24+00:00

Sylatech’s superior investment casting capability was key in Advanced Innovative Engineering‘s choice of manufacturing partner on its world-class 40S Wankel engine. With this model being the smallest in their product range, minimizing weight in order to maximize the power-to-weight ratio was key to AIE. Sylatech’s unique lost-wax investment casting process [...]

Advanced Innovative Engineering – Investment Casting Success2018-11-02T19:12:24+00:00
11 03, 2016

Breathing Apparatus – Re-Engineered Component

2018-11-02T19:17:39+00:00

Reducing cost without compromising on quality was the firm requirement when Bilsom Sentry approached Sylatech with this breathing apparatus component. In collaboration with Bilsom’s engineers, Sylatech redesigned the part which resulted in removing the need for expensive brazing and machining operations. By utilising specialist casting capabilities and employing soluble [...]

Breathing Apparatus – Re-Engineered Component2018-11-02T19:17:39+00:00
18 02, 2016

Equestrian Hardware

2018-11-02T19:20:57+00:00

We're proud to share this great testimonial from a recent client. Neue Schule partnered with Sylatech to produce a highly innovative and complex horse bit product in a cost-effective manner. Working alongside our designers and through the inventiveness of the Sylatech technical team, a unique manufacturing and assembly [...]

Equestrian Hardware2018-11-02T19:20:57+00:00