Our Casting Process Workflow:
Review Casting Design & Prototype Aluminum Castings
Whether this is your first casting design or you have experience, Pentz can help you transform your design into high quality casting at the lowest possible cost. Our engineers will work with you step by step to assure the manufacturabilty of the design and develop processes capable of meeting your requirements. In many cases we are able to recommend design modifications that will reduce costs, enhance the functionality of a part, and improve quality.
When developing a manufacturing strategy for a design careful consideration is given to:
- Lead Time Constraints
- Functional Requirements for Design
- Industry and Government Standards
- Part Size and Complexity
- Dimensional Tolerances
- Alloy Selection
- Tooling and Machining Allowances
- Inspection and Test Requirements
- Process Capability
Many castings start as prototypes. Our company is geared toward assisting you in rapid prototype development. Using the latest in computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM) , sterolithography (STL) and Rapid Casting Technology (ProMetal RCT™), Pentz has the capability to create fully functional cast aluminum prototypes in a matter of days or even hours.
CAD formats and file transmittal:
We use Solid Works CAD software and work with a variety of CAD formats including STEP, IGES, DWG, DXF, PRT and others. CAD file transfers can be made by modem, fax, 1.44 mb diskette, CD-ROM, Iomega zip and FTP transfers from customers’ sites. See CAD File Transfer for details.