Rapid Prototyping in aluminium
If you're looking to bring a design idea to life, GW have the experience, innovative-mindset, and equipment to make it happen.
Reduce your lead times.
Grainger and Worrall are a world-leader in rapid prototyping aluminium parts for EV, ICE, Marine, and Aerospace.
As technical leaders, we are able to help you realise the benefits of sand casting. Faster lead times, reduced costs, plus greater flexibility.
WHY DO LEADING BRANDS in AUTOMOTIVE AND MOTORSPORT TRUST US?
New Product Introductions Per Year
Years of Experience
Engineers, CADCAM Designers, Metallurgists, Skilled Foundry Operatives
We think it could be something to do with our approach to casting innovation, industry awards, or the equipment we have on site (CT scanners, digital sand printing, GOM, etc,). Get in touch to find out for yourself.
HERE'S A FEW QUESTIONS WE'RE ASKED ABOUT OUR APPROACH TO RAPID PROTOTYPING.
Innovation at the cutting edge.
Our expertise and commitment to casting innovation means we're able to adapt our services to suit your needs.
Our prototyping services are designed to replicate production parts using either sand casting or 3D printing techniques, resulting in prototypes that closely resemble the finished product. And we'll do it fast.
Want to learn more?
We have a load of video resources you can find here or a number of ebooks you can find here. Below is a taste of the content including prototyping insights from GW's engineering director, Keith Denholm. We have also included a video on "how big is a micron?" - which will hopefully help give an appreciation with respect to tolerance requirements.
STILL CONSIDERING YOUR OPTIONS?
We are able to adapt our services to suit your needs. If you already have a frozen design specification but need a trusted partner to make it, take a look at our rapid prototyping solution. If you're looking to mimic production parts, we can engineer prototype parts to reflect a finished product.
For projects where development lead times are critical.
Typically, an 8-week turnaround (depending on complexity and volumes).
We will agree a quantity of "Fit for Function" parts to be delivered within an aggressive timescale.
Delivery follows the GW process of simulation, engineering, tooling, casting, machining, and validation.
Customer provides a frozen design, including cast and machining 3D data, 2D machining drawings.
For prototypes that need to mimic production quality.
MAKE LIKE PRODUCTION
In addition to our rapid prototyping solution, Grainger and Worrall will work with you to develop the design for manufacture optimising for the casting process.
Typically, an additional 4-weeks of design time is added to the rapid prototyping lead times.
Our engineering team will develop solutions to meet customer's exacting specifications such as defined material property tolerances, specific alloy compositions, tightly controlled dimensional accuracy.