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Lloyds Register Foundry Works Approval – What does it mean?

What does this actually mean? It means that a representative from Lloyds Register who is intimately understands foundries and how they work has inspected and audited all sides of a foundry business. This person is happy that what the foundry is doing to produce castings is in line with procedures that they feel will produce castings to a dependable level. To be approved indicates that they are happy to put the Lloyds name against the product produced. Without inspecting every casting produced and procedure involved this isn’t a blanket approval but the high standards set mean that the general practice employed to make castings in the foundry is consistent and of a high level. Castings can be inspected on a castings by casting basis by a Lloyds inspector and this is known as 3.2 inspection and can be undertaken if necessary to give complete peace of mind or if a specific requirement is stipulate by a customer.

The approved status for a foundry is not only a vindication of the skills and competence of the foundry but a useful gauge when looked at by prospective customers. They can be assured that to achieve and maintain this status the company is a partner they can trust to deliver a good product to a dependable level. A vital indication from day one that the foundry has a high level of skill.

Draycast achieved this approval for the production of bronze castings in 2010 and has held it ever since following several reviews over this time. Its something we are proud to hold and continue to maintain and has proved useful in securing new work from our customers. We have since gone on to add Bureau Veritas approval which again illustrates our commitment to quality.

Copies of our certificates are available to view on our website at the Lloyds Register Foundry Approval page of the Draycast website http://www.draycast.co.uk.

Should you need any further information on the subject or any further help please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@draycast.co.uk

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The Professional Choice For Aluminium, Aluminum Bronze & Gunmetal Castings


Draycast specialises in the manufacture of aluminium castings and bronze castings for used in engineering applications throughout the world. Products produced include aluminium castings, aluminium bronze castings and gunmetal castings service to numerous partners. The company is an independent business which has been established since 1964. Based in Chesham,UK the foundry utilises both sand & die casting processes to supply castings with class leading levels of service and quality. Holding a ISO9001:2008, Lloyd’s & Bureau Veritas Foundry Manufacturer approval demonstrates our commitment to upholding quality and service. Using the best modern and efficient methods allows us to be a highly competitive casting supplier. Value for money, on-time delivery, quality and reliability are the cornerstones of our business. We are able to offer a full range of services from pattern making through to surface finishing for the castings we supply. We are trusted partner to many long standing customers who rely on us for their casting supply.

Draycast specialises in supplying aluminium, aluminium bronze, gunmetal & brass castings for the fluid handling, high speed machinery and other high precision applications. Operating an ISO 9001:2008 foundry quality system to deliver a dependable casting service respected throughout industry. We are able to offer a full service from purely raw castings to fully finished items ready to be used on the line. If your company has an existing or future requirement for castings in aluminium, bronze or gunmetal please contact us now and we will be pleased to advise on the full range of services we can offer. We cast in many commercial alloys including LM25, LM4, LM6, LG2, C95800, HTB1 but other aluminium and bronze alloys are available on request.

For further information on this post or any other requirements please contact info@draycast.co.uk or call +44 1494 786077.