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Frequently Asked Questions

Which type of Casting can Jade Trading supply?

  • Lost Wax Investment Castings
  • Sand Castings
  • Aluminium Castings
  • Gravity Die Castings


What metal Specifications can be used for Investment Castings?

  • Carbon or Low Alloy
  • Stainless Steels
  • Aluminium
  • Copper Based


What size and weight can be produced?

0.5m x 0.5m with a maximum weight of 25kg


What dimensional tolerances can be achieved?

This depends on the size and shape (see our tolerances section under the 'Services' tab).


What metal specifications can be supplied as Sand Castings?

  • Carbon or low alloy
  • Stainless Steels
  • Iron – All grades
  • Copper Based


What size and weight can be achieved?

For large castings please consult us. Castings up to 3 tonne can be supplied.


What is the minimum batch size?

There is not a single word answer to this; a rule of thumb would be:

Investment Castings – 200
Sand Castings – Up to 50kg: 100, over 50kg - please consult
Gravity Die Castings - 2000


What lead times can I expect?

New Samples - 4 weeks for tool or pattern
4 weeks for manufacture
5 weeks for delivery


Or please consult us.

Castings from the foundry = 16 weeks
Castings from Stock = 1 week

Note that we will not lose an order on delivery

Send us a technical drawing of what you require: