Innovation Engineering / Design & CAD Development
CASTING DEVELOPMENT START TO FINISH
How This Works
You are the spark – the idea, the inspiration, the beginning. We are your reliable team – supporting you and managing every step of the product development process.
Our expert engineers collaborate with customers, on projects, to simplify the complex casting developmental process while implementing new creative approaches to building your castings. Our early involvement, in your project, can enhance the entire engineering process. Together we can quickly identify best design configuration, casting process, alloy, and tooling approach, for cost savings and best manufacturing plan to yield exceptional results.
We thrive on challenging projects and love to explore creative innovative cast solutions in collaboration with our customers to push beyond boundaries. Determining if your project is a candidate for casting is first then moving forward, we identify the best process to build your parts any and explore all options in engineering, CAD, prototyping, production casting tooling, production CNC machined parts and complete manufacturing.
We reverse engineer parts utilizing Laser Scanning of external surfaces and or CT X-ray Scanning for interior negative spaces. Our engineers collect the data to create 3D CAD models of part geometry, create drawings and, documentation. Upon customer approval of 3D models and drawings our engineers design casting tooling in CAD. The approved tooling is built by CNC machining casting tooling in aluminum, plastic or wood depending on production requirements.
Results from Pentz Cast Solutions
New creative engineering design ideas. Make the impossible possible, complex geometry, complex intricate coring, conversions from CNC machined billet, weld fabricated assembly made into one casting reducing cost.
- Increased casting performance, cost reduction, weight reduction
- Identifying great design features and incorporate into casting geometry
- Create opportunities for product improvement quickly and efficiently
- Full exploration of several design options in CAD quickly with minimal risk to cost and schedule
- Set the design direction for building prototype parts “real castings real fast” enhancing sales and marketing of new products
- Identifying the best casting process, best tooling approach, we have many solutions for tooling
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 manufacturability 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.