Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Foundry Lab has developed microwave casting technology that makes same-day turnaround of metal castings possible. These production-identical parts have applications in mass manufacturing industries where metal 3D printing cannot reach.
Existing casting systems like investment casting, 3D printed sand molds and die-casting suffer from a one to six week minimum production time. Instead, brake shoes cast by Foundry Lab went from CAD files to cast aluminium parts in less than 8 hours. Foundry Lab’s Digital Metal Casting (DMC) system allows users to create metal parts in any casting alloy for functional testing before committing to mass production.