Investment Casting Industry Sectors
Lestercast has an extensive and diverse customer portfolio based not only in the UK, but worldwide and across all industry sectors.
Manufacturing investment castings for over 50 years, we have built up a strong relationship with manufacturers and a reputation for quality.
Trusted by a number of high profile and prestigious clients in the automotive, motorsport, rail and marine, industries, we pride ourselves on our continual high level of customer service and expertise in producing complex parts. We manufacture high quality individual and bespoke components for a variety of additional customers across a multitude of industry sectors including energy, defence and aerospace.
Investment casting, as a process, enables bespoke production in the methodology which factors in tight tolerances, precision weights and integrity of the final product. If you would like more information about how the investment casting manufacturing could benefit your company, please call us on 0116 276 7284 to speak to an engineer. We also offer prospective customers the opportunity to visit our modern foundry facilities, meet the team and view our quality components.
For examples of our work and cross-sector expertise, please visit our case studies page or the individual investment casting sectors page, where there is more detailed information about the castings we manufacture specific to the industry.
Both industrial and commercial applications are in our field of expertise to clients from a wide range of sectors or markets including, but not limited to, the following:
Investment Casting Aerospace
Military and commercial aviation demands the expertise of investment casting applications and high-strength alloys in many guises from electronic assembly housing to fuel pump components, our teams can assist your business in the production of your intricate designs.
Investment Casting Art
Many times, the expertise in investment casting is not for a specific sector, more for a creative or artistic production; we lead the way at Lestercast in working across all sectors.
Investment Casting Architectural
Modern architects of course insist on the highest level of precision and quality finishes which allows for Lestercast’s investment casting process to thrive in its intricacies and post-casting surface finishing.
Investment Casting Automotive
Our Automotive investment castings are the choice of many vehicle manufacturers – products of which include: engine components, exhaust systems, clutch components, drive shaft components and impeller wheels as just an example. Lestercast is accredited with ISO9001 Quality Management & the IATF 16949 Automotive Management accreditation.
Investment Casting Motorsport
We continuously supply companies from the Motorsport industry. We predominantly supply this industry with high temperature resistant alloy components. We work closely with the Motorsport industry and regularly sponsor awards and events. We have been supplying the Motorsport industry for over 50 years, so we have a vast customer base within this area.
Investment Casting Defence
Although a very discrete sector, products manufactured for the defence industry can be utilised for all arms of the military services.
Electronics including housings and components for electronic equipment can be very intricate and specific which benefits the investment casting process and allows our team of experts to assist in the design prior to production and completion.
Lestercast’s excellent reputation has been achieved through the entire process map from design assistance to manufacturing and finishing of bespoke industry-diverse products. The depth of experience in general engineering; a term used when the component produced doesn’t necessarily fit into a generic industry; allows the team at Lestercast to consistently advise on all aspects of the investment casting process.
Investment Casting Marine
The investment casting process is an excellent method for the production of high-corrosion resistant products due to the sub-sea nature of their final use. Lestercast is extremely well-versed in following design-specifications and process finishes to work into this sector.
Investment Casting Nuclear
Qualified as F4N (Fit for Nuclear), Lestercast are able to work directly into the nuclear industry to fit in with the stringent guidelines this sector demands.
Investment Casting – Oil and gas
A very prominent sector for Lestercast with the requirement for pumps, valves, sub-sea equipment to name but a few. Corrosion testing and surface finishes are highly specific needs in addition.
Investment Casting Rail
Railway castings are varied in final finished product and usage whether inside a train carriage or as part of signalling, hinges or brackets for example where the method of investment casting is ideal.
Safety & fire systems
Safety critical castings, as you can expect, are hugely quality-demanding and technically specific which is why Lestercast’s expertise is ideal to deliver your project to exact speciation.
Investment Castings – Valves & pumps
The manufacturing of bespoke pumps and valves via the investment casting process plays an indispensable role as it lends itself to the production of very complex shapes of pump and valve components.
We have considerable experience in producing components for an extensive range of sectors, but welcome the opportunity to assist clients in the development of products for new markets.