Archived News

Posted Wednesday 28th February 2018 14:01

Archived News


Autosport 2018

January 2018 - Please come and pay us a visit on stand E 931 at Autosport 11th & 12th January 2018, to discuss your current or future Aluminium precision casting requirements or urgent prototype needs:

Autosport 2018

New Haas VF8 Machining Centres

April 2017 - Our two new Haas VF8 Machining Centres,  one with a Rotary 4 Axis, arrived on site today.

These will further enhance  our production capabilities for working envelope and available capacity in both our Pattern Shop and Machine Shop.

Haas VF8

Hadleigh Castings Ltd also makes new Metrology investment

 New portable handheld 3D scanner ‘ HandySCAN300’ will upgrade and improve our development facility and allow more flexibility in terms of measurement capabilities, The high speed scanner has excellent levels of accuracy and resolution that is able to scan most surface types to an accuracy of up to 40 microns with a resolution of 0.1mm, The scanner incorporates 6 laser lines configured as 3 crosses to achieve a scan rate of over 200,000 measurements/second.


Hadleigh Castings Ltd new Machining investment..

  We are pleased to announce that we have placed orders for two new HAAS VF8 Vertical machining centres, increasing capacity in both our Machining and Pattern Making facility with a working envelope of 1626x1016x762 (xyz). This investment also includes a new HRT-450 Rotary Table - Platter size 0f 450mm with a weight capacity of 425Ibs unsupported – 850Ibs when supported with a tailstock.


Hadleigh Castings at DSEI 2017

Hadleigh Castings Ltd will be exhibiting  at DSEI 2017 - The World Leading Defence & Security Event. 12-15th September ExCel London.

We look forward to meeting with you so please drop by and say hello. We'd love to discuss any current or potential new Aluminium casting  projects that you may have.


On the Starting Grid at Autosport Engineering 2017

Hadleigh Castings will be on the Starting Grid at Autosport Engineering 2017 12-13th JanuaryWe look forward to seeing you on stand E1030

Hadleigh Castings Improves IRIS Score

Hadeigh Castings Ltd  Are pleased to announce that we have increased our IRIS surveillance audit score with a very respectable 78%.

The auditors were Bureau Veritas.

Hadleigh Castings is taking a stand at...

Advanced Engineering 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham 2& 3rd November 2016.

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your current or new projects and requirements on Stand K73 In the Performance Metals sector.


Hadleigh Castings Ltd - look forward to meeting you to discuss new or existing projects on Stand 23 @

Hadleigh Castings Ltd - look forward to meeting you to discuss new or existing projects on Stand 23

Engineering (Technology Transfer & Innovation) Exhibition Thurs, 25th June 2015

Hadleigh Castings Ltd are proud to announce our support with a stand at Engineering (Technology Transfer & Innovation) Exhibition BAE Systems Maritime (Submarines), Barrow on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Come See Us At Railtex 12-14 May 2015

We look forward to meeting you on Stand N66 , with any current or future aluminium cast or machined projects you would like to discuss .

Come See Us at Transport Security Expo 2-3 December 2014

Hadleigh Castings LTD , are pleased to announce that we will be attending  Transport Security Expo 2-3 December 2014  at Olympia London and we look forward to meeting you on stand K31.

Come See Us at DSEI 2015

Hadleigh Castings LTD , are pleased to announce that we will once again be attending  DSEi 2015 and we look forward to meeting you and discussing any current or future requirements you may have on stand S8 -198.


In the meantime please forward any project quotation requests to you may have to

Aerospace & Defence Accreditation AS9100 Rev C


Hadleigh Castings Ltd, are very pleased  to announce the award of the Aerospace & Defence Accreditation AS9100 Rev C:


After a relatively short period of transition Hadleigh Castings are pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation to AS9100 Rev C [certificate no UK382014-1]. This newly achieved Quality Standard gives the company a suite of Quality Accreditations which compliments the companies status as a high end specialist Aluminium Foundry.


In 2009 the company was being driven by its key Rail Customers to achieve IRIS [International Rail Industry Standard]; this was successfully achieved in July 2009 after the company went through re certification with Bureau Veritas. After this successful transition it became clear that although IRIS was recognised in continental Europe, it was not totally embraced in the UK and outside of the Rail Sector.


The decision was therefore taken in early 2013 to look at achieving a Defence /Aerospace  standard, namely  AS9100  with BV as our accreditation body. This standard is universally acceptedand was proving to be a key factor when new clients made enquiries to the company’s Commercial Team. From a Quality Assurance perspective this involved careful preparation and fine tuning of the current process-based Business Management System.  The key changes were the further development of Project Management of new product, the awareness of foreign object detection and the further enhancement of the BMS in general.


We are therefore proud to announce that the goal has been achieved and we look forward to the benefits that this well respected standard will provide to all stakeholders in what continues to be a challenging economic climate.  

Performance Metals Engineering 2014

Hadleigh Castings will be exhibiting at Performance Metals Engineering at the NEC Birmingham 11-12 November 2014.

Come and see us at Stand J111 

FARO 'Casting' a Spell on Hadleigh Quality

FARO 'Casting' a Spell on Hadleigh Quality

Northern Manufacturing 2-3rd October 2013 Event City Manchester

Northern Manufacturing 2-3rd October 2013 Event City Manchester Hadleigh Castings Ltd will be exhibiting at the Northern Manufacturing Show on 2-3rd October 2013, so come down and see us on stand C73. The show will focus on Subcontracting Services, Machinery, Composites and Components for Marine, Medical, Aerospace, Defence, Automotive and Auto Sport, Machining, Tooling, Production & Packaging, CEM/EMS, Electronics Test, Measurement & Inspection, Production Machinery, Electronics Production & Automation. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss any new or current projects you may be considering.

Come See Us at DSEi 2013

Hadleigh castings are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the DSEI 2013 event at the Excel London. Our stand No is S8-198 We look forward to meeting you at the event & discussing any potential new or existing projects you may have.

BAE Technology & Innovation event .

June 2012 : Hadleigh castings to exhibit at the BAE Technology & Innovation event .

April 2012 - HCL Metrology suite expanded

HCL Metrology suite expanded with the addition of the latest, non-contact measurement hardware ( Faro Edge 7 Axis). With ever shorter project lead-times, this tool will be utilised to fast track , confirmation of the dimensional alignment of new or modified sample parts against the customer supplied 3D model & create a detailed report . Accuracy, Single point articulation = 0.029mm , Volumetric maximum deviation = +/-0.041mm

Hadleigh Castings Ltd continues expansion and increases capacity in CNC Machining & Metrology facility

We are proud to announce that we have just taken delivery and installed a new HAAS VF4SS , which has a working capacity envelope of 1300x600x600 (xyz). We have also taken delivery & new CNC CMM, a Hexagon Metrology Global Classic Silver 07-15-07 It comes with Tool Changer, Statistics Package to evaluate Process Capability, Temperature Compensation feature and Standard Operator Interface to allow shop floor use. This is part of the latest equipment purchased, to further complement our brand new state- of-the-art Metrology suite, on target for completion later this month.

March 2012 - Further Investment in Our Machine Shop and Metrology Capabilities

We are pleased to announce the purchase of an Optima Premium Tool Presetter to further the capabilities of Hadleigh Casting's Machine Shop and Metrology facilities.

Alstom Award Hadleigh Castings LP150 status

In December the week before Christmas, Chris Warnes MD & Nigel Morsman (Technical sales Director) , were invited to the Paris headquarters of Alstom Europe , to receive the prestigious LP150 supplier status award. Alstom have over 12,000 suppliers & have in recognition of various criteria including, quality & delivery created a recognition award for the top 150 suppliers into their entire organisation, Hadleigh castings are very proud to be 62nd.

New Striko Furnaces

Hadleigh Castings places order for four new Striko UK Gas Fired, recuperative bale out furnaces. The furnaces will all be fully modulating, plc controlled. Two of the furnaces will replace existing, now aging units in our Gravity die shop, each with a 175Kg Capacity. The other two furnaces will be placed in our medium and large sand foundry moulding areas to give increased melting capacity. These will have a 250 Kg and 300Kg melting capacity. These new acquisitions represent Hadleigh Castings continued drive for improved process control combined with the need to reduce our energy consumption whilst also considering the environment.

Come See Us At DSEi 2011

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at DSEi 2011. Please come and visit us on stand No S7-499, for a chat about your future requirements.

Hadleigh Castings' World First Accreditation

Hadleigh Castings Ltd are proud to announce that we have been awarded the new IRIS quality accreditation (International Rail Industry Standard) and are the first Non Ferrous foundry in the world to have achieved it - 14 November 2009

Compressing the carbon footprint of Hadleigh Castings

THE BUSINESS CASE:- The foundry is heavily dependent on a regular supply of high quality compressed air, produced using compressors which consume large amounts of increasingly expensive electricity. The decision to update the system with a more efficient alternative was made for the company when the largest compressor fell over. With an interest-free loan from the Carbon Trust of £30,000, Hadleigh Castings replaced the fixed speed compressor with a variable speed option, ensuring that energy is not wasted. Installed at the end of 2008, the new compressor is on target to save the company 78.92 tonnes of CO2 a year, reducing the energy bill by £11,330 – based on today’s prices. THE TECHNOLOGY:- Hadleigh Castings previously had six compressors of various sizes, three of which were controlled by specialised software to generate the right amount of compressed air. A certain amount of power was inevitably wasted as the levels could not be altered on individual machines. Three fixed-speed rotary screw air compressors were replaced with one large variable speed machine. The company also held onto several smaller compressors to top up the air supply if necessary. So far these have not been needed, as the single compressor provides all the compressed air required for the foundry, and the supply can be precisely controlled. As well as significantly reducing the amount of electricity used by the company, the new compressor is quieter, will need to be serviced far less frequently than the old machines, and delivers a much better quality of air to point of use. On the back of this success, the company is exploring the financial cost and projected energy savings involved in replacing at least one of its furnaces.

See us at MEDTEC 2009

See Hadleigh Castings Ltd at MEDTEC 2009 25-26th March NEC Birmingham

Additional CNC Turning Capacity

We are pleased to announce that we have recently installed additional CNC turning capacity in the form of a Leadwell T-8 CNC Turning Centre. The T-8 has 12 Tool stations, a swing capacity of 670mm and a spindle speed of 3500rpm.

Hadleigh Castings invests in further new technology

We are pleased to confirm that we have taken delivery of a further Measuring arm to compliment our existing CMM's, within our inspection area. The Roma Sigma series arm extends to a length of 2.5 metres & has a single point accuracy of 40 microns. Its primary role will be for confirming/ aligning new sample castings produced from cad machined tooling to the master cad model for FAI purposes

New High-Speed Machining Centre

We have also placed an order of a further new high-speed machining centre, due to arrive in early summer 2008 to further enhance our already comprehensive facility & increase our capacity. The machining centre is a Horizontal, twin pallet, Doosan HP5100, and takes a 500mm x 500mm Pallet. The Spindle Speed is 14,000 RPM