CAD/CAM

The CAD / CAM department is housed in a purpose built suit at the core of the machining resource. Investment includes state of the art computer hardware and software which is administered by our fully trained operators. We see this facility as vital in the development and production of our castings from pattern making through to final finishing. It is also a centre for continuous improvement, through reviewing and re-engineering machining methods and programmes to assist in our Lean Manufacturing or Cost Down initiatives.

During the early planning phase our highly skilled CAD Engineers can create virtual scenarios to advise on production and machining strategy to avoid future production inefficiency benefiting both customers and Hadleigh Castings.

We can accept electronic data in a variety of formats and from captured information we can produce paper drawings. In most cases we can interrogate, and subsequently, complete or repair missing data in order to allow us to produce models. The most common file types accepted are: IGES, CATIA, DXF, PDF, DWG, STEP, E.DRGS, TIF.