Engineering Castings Help Manufacturer to Increase Output.
When a UK manufacturer needed to meet the growing demand for their contemporary wood and anthracite burning stoves, Thomas Dudley’s engineering castings helped to provide the solution.
The original hand made stoves were made from recycled parts, each taking over a week to make. When demand increased dramatically, alternative methods of production had to be explored.
Breaking the original down into mouldable cast iron parts…
Having manufactured high quality engineering castings since 1920, Thomas Dudley has unrivalled expertise. Drawing upon this, our design team broke the original stove down into a number of easily mouldable cast iron parts.
Next, CAD files were produced in-house and were used to manufacture the patterns needed to produce the engineering castings. Once samples had been approved, Thomas Dudley was ready to commence production of the new cast iron parts for the stove.
Unique appearance and performance...
A Director of the stove manufacturer explained “although we needed to manufacture in a different way, we were determined to retain the unique appearance and performance characteristics of the original models. Thomas Dudley’s engineering castings have achieved this and allowed us to increase production.
Aesthetically, the new stove is stunning, it generates outstanding airflow and heat output and is easily serviced. Furthermore, in keeping with the original, it’s cast iron parts are made in the UK from recycled material. We are delighted with the results of the project which has helped us keep pace with the stove’s growing popularity”.