Alucast Ltd., a producer of sand gravity and pressure castings in the England’s West Midlands, aims to introduce £3 million (est. $4.5 million) worth of new product introductions in the coming two years, having impressed automakers and the Tier Ones with its quality and technical expertise.
The foundry also has assumed a greater role in designing and prototyping lightweight structural parts, which has already led to £500,000 (est. $725,000) in orders for a certain niche vehicle manufacturer.
“There is a real momentum toward using aluminum in components, basically driven by the need to take weight out of vehicles,” explained John Swift, managing director of Alucast. “This is an area we have significant expertise in, and this has resulted in us being nominated for a lot of new work that we have gone on to win.
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