CastLab leverages the power of digitization and 3D-printing to greatly speed up the process of metal casting on demand. You benefit from lead times of just days rather than months for spare parts, obsolete parts and prototypes. Lower your operational costs with the increased uptime and availability.
It also lets you reduce your expensive logistics and warehousing efforts. You only order what you need, when you need it - getting prototypes or replacement parts cast has never been this fast and easy.
Keep your equipment running at all times with metal casting on demand and CastLab’s Parts-as-a-Service. Obsolescence is a thing of the past.
Save up to 80% in costs by paying only for the parts you need. Digital warehousing and manufacturing on demand drastically lowers the necessary operational overhead from logistics and traditional warehousing.
Reduced lead times
The greatly shortened lead times from months to just ten working days is the cumulative result of innovations and optimizations, from 3D technologies to streamlining and digitalizing processes.
By ordering only what you need, when you need it and moving to digital warehousing you can significantly reduce the waste generated by the current surplus-inducing industry standards.
We provide solutions for
Obsolescence occurs when parts of a system are no longer available due to the OEM ceasing production or the asset reaching the end of support date. For example, in case of legacy - and long tail parts.
CastLab provides an effective solution for engineering teams developing new parts and components. Depending on functional requirements, prototypes can be made in a variety of materials and casting methods.
Our solution services the specific and growing demand for (urgent) replacement parts to be produced 100% in line with specifications. We produce on-demand, so no minimum order quantities apply.
Depending on whether you have design drawings or if we need to do a 3D-scan from an (obsolete) part, the exact approach might vary.
But from any starting point we can digitize the objects you need and (reverse) engineer a so-called digital twin.
Build a library
The digital twins can be stored in your own dedicated library for easy asset and inventory management. If requested, we can determine which of all your parts are suitable for metal casting through an automated process. These items can then be digitized so they’re ready to go when you need them cast.
Casting on demand
Once an asset has its digital twin it is ready for casting. The item is manufactured in the quantity you need - even if just one - with our rapid casting method. Any required testing and certification is completed and soon after you receive your part.
digital technologies with
craftsmanship in casting
We are proud to join the forefront of technological innovation in the metal casting craft with casting metal on demand, while bringing our many decades of experience in delivering quality. Our service-oriented approach takes away both the guesswork of inventory maintenance and the lengthy, complex sourcing of metal casting parts. The great number of technologies used during the production process provides a smooth experience for our customers.
A digital image is created through either digitizing the original design drawings or a 3D-scan of the object
The created digital image is contained in an RTC file and functions as the digital twin to the object, ready to be printed any time it is needed
From the 3D-printed model of the article, a ‘negative’ sand mold is created for casting the actual object in the specified metal
Casting on demand
The sand mold is filled with the metal or alloy of choice using the rapid casting method to manufacture the spare part on demand
All components are cast meticulously according to their specifications and subjected to the required and agreed upon quality testing and certifications