Custodial

Specialist Locks

Sylatech has been active in the specialist lock sector for 55 years. Our customers include Assa Abloy and Walsall Locks.

Precision lock components you can trust

Offering high-precision and durable components, Sylatech’s casting process enables intricate lock parts with fine detail to be cast, which ensures the security and functionality of the locking mechanism.

By casting in AB2 or silicon brass, this enables excellent machinability, provides corrosion resistance, and is sustainable and recyclable.  Through the application of stringent quality standards, we can ensure the reliability and durability of our process for lock components.

Component

Various sections of locks

Application

Custodial, Military, Retail, Rolling Stock

Metal

AB2 / Silicon brass

Process

Lost-wax, utilising aluminium tooling, and plaster block investment casting

Casting weight

Typical lock components ranging in weight from 5g to 18g

The benefits

  • High level of detail and surface finish, requiring no machining
  • Wall thickness of 2mm for some cast holes
  • Design flexibility enabled through the use of 3D wax printing
  • Reduced lead time, and samples provided within 3 weeks, including machining
  • Significant cost savings achieved, compared with alternative production processes
  • Good resistance to wear, and longer lasting than steel.

Specialist Lock Components

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Core Sectors

Aerospace

The UK has the largest aerospace industry in Europe, second globally to the USA, and this market.

Defence

Sylatech is an established supplier at all levels in the supply chain of the defence sector.

Space

As a space technology qualified supplier, Sylatech has a strengthening heritage in this significant market sector.

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Finding the best manufacturing solution for your project requires careful consideration. Our engineers can support you in that process, and provide guidance on your different manufacturing options.