Innovation Engineering / Design & CAD Development
Casting Development from Prototyping to Production
Creating effective casting prototypes is imperative prior to rolling out high-volume production or manufacturing processes. 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 ensure 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.
The Pentz Casting Development Process
Custom Casting Solutions Catered to Your Needs
Our expert engineers collaborate with customers on projects to simplify the complex casting developmental process. Together we can quickly identify best design configuration, casting process, alloy, and tooling approach, for cost savings and optimal manufacturing plan to yield exceptional results.
Casting Prototyping & Development
We identify the best process to build your parts and explore all options in engineering, CAD, prototyping, production casting tooling, production CNC machined parts and complete manufacturing. We can incorporate geometries, complex intricate coring, conversions from CNC machined billet and weld fabricated assembly into one casting to reduce costs.
Advanced CAD Capabilities
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.
Why Choose Pentz for Casting Design & CAD Development
Our skilled engineers utilize industry expertise, higher-strength alloys and materials and the Pentz streamlined casting creation process to create castings lightweight castings with increased performance at lower costs to you. Our experience across multiple industries means we can identify the best casting process and best tooling approach with our extensive tooling solutions.
Pentz’s CAD software and CNC machining abilities allow us to identify great design features and incorporate tight tolerances and unique shapes into the casting geometry. These advantages give us the ability to explore several design options in CAD with minimal risk to cost and schedule. Because each casting process is unique, we look to create opportunities for product improvement quickly and efficiently.
CAD/CAM/CNC Software & Capabilities
Our CAD/CAM/CNC software allows us to design components with tight tolerances and complex geometries for CNC manufacturing. By utilizing tooling software, we can machine almost any casting with improved accuracy and shortened timelines. Our software offering includes:
- Cimatron Programming Software w 5th Axis
- Vericut Software
- Sterolithography (STL)
- Rapid Casting Technology (ProMetal RCT™)
Additional Advantages of Pentz’s Casting Prototyping & Development Solutions
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.
Additionally, Pentz’s ability to produce “real castings real fast” enhances the sales and marketing of new products more quickly and effectively than standard casting methods.
Casting Development for Multiple Industries
We have experience providing molds and components for a variety of applications and are always eager to create unique molds for low and high-volume production. Some frequent industries served include:
- Medical / Robotics / Life Sciences
- Railroad / Positive Train Control electronic cases
- Defense / Military / Homeland Security
- Transportation / Automotive / Truck / Electric Vehicle
Casting Development Materials Used
While we specialize in aluminum castings, our unique CNC machining offers numerical controlled machining capabilities that enable us to form accurate, complex parts from a variety of materials. We’ve created castings in low to high volume production for plastic, hard wood and pattern pine. Our most popular selection of aluminum grades includes:
- CNC machined aluminum billet
- Prototype Materials for quick tooling revisions
Casting Development Considerations Prior to Prototyping
There are several factors to consider prior to designing a casting configuration for your applications, such as:
- 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
Contact Pentz For Custom Cast Solutions
We thrive on challenging projects and love to explore creative innovative cast solutions in collaboration with our customers to push beyond boundaries. Request a Quote online or Contact Us and let us get started on your next project.