At Soligen we believe that
the most cost effective way to produce cast metal parts is one that ensures
that the production casting tools are generated only once
and right on that first time!
Enter Parts Now Programs -
the first true On-Line Production Outsourcing Service for metal parts.
A Parts Now program includes:
- Fast turn around of fully
functional metal part(s) is delivered in days BEFORE any tooling
(pattern or core-box) is made or even designed. These parts are cast
directly from the customer CAD file and enable design iterations to
be fully implemented and tested bypassing the lead time and cost of
DSPC snapshot of your design is available in days for functional testing"
- DSPC made hybrid-casting
tools: Concurrent with the testing progress and as parts of the design
are "frozen for production", hybrid tools are made. These include conventional
patterns with "drop-in" DSPC made sections and/or cores. The hybrid
tools approach enables larger quantities of parts for testing. It also
allows modifying sections of the parts under development without disposing
of the casting tools. Hybrid tools progress with the part's development,
and become conventional production tools as the development and testing
are successfully completed.
"Soligen's Parts Now service combines DSPC
with traditional casting and CNC machining to provide a seamless transition
from your CAD file to mass-production manufacturing."
- Launching Mass Manufacturing:
Concurrent with the development process a casting process and appropriate
mass manufacturing foundry are identified. Our Soligen team in collaboration
with the production foundry produce mass production casting tools. Soligen
provides all the engineering and first article certification of the
mass production line.
"A Parts Now program ensures that the first prototype and the 10,000th
production part are identical"
- A smooth transition from
CAD to conventional casting
- A dedicated and experienced
mechanical engineer is assigned by Soligen to each program as a liaison
with the customer and the different vendors
- Utilizing DSPC to produce
dies, patterns and core-boxes
- In-house foundry for short
to medium production runs
- In-house CNC machine shop
- Joint venture agreements
with other foundries to augment the Soligen on-site capabilities
Case Studies of Parts
Water cooled exhaust manifold for
Race cars intake manifold - GM Motorsports
Ford Cobra R intake manifold