Advanced technical ceramics
PCL has extensive experience in the
ceramic and moulding sectors

In the technical ceramic’s arena, we offer you our extensive level of product knowledge and support providing you with an excellent service and the perfect solution.

The use of advanced ceramics is growing rapidly in new and current market applications including:

  • Automotive

  • Medical

  • Defence

  • Aerospace

  • Electronics

  • Space travel

We offer a personalised service to test your slurry, provide moulds, materials, and machinery to produce any item to your specific requirements.

The range of slurries we work with includes alumina, fused silica, silicon carbide, boron carbide and other oxide and non-oxide bodies.

PCL will provide you with a wide range of advice, support, and services on all aspects of casting technical ceramics.

As the demand for a more high-quality, economical, and repeatable manufacturing process continues to grow, we can apply our high-pressure casting technology to these industries.

High-pressure casting is already a proven high-speed reliable casting process. When combined with the benefits of PCL’s innovative resin moulds and material research and development facilities, it can provide you with the perfect solution to most of your advanced ceramic casting applications.

Our high-pressure casting technology for technical and advanced ceramics has already been well received in the market and is in regular use in the production of hand formers, dental products, sanitaryware, personal protection and body armour.

Advantages and key features of pressure casting technical ceramics

When compared to the conventional and plaster casting process, there are several benefits to high-pressure casting when producing more complex pieces for the technical ceramic industry. These include:

  • Increased output due to a significant reduction of casting time

  • A more uniform product manufacture, for more homogenous physical properties

  • Tighter dimensional tolerances reducing the amount of expensive and complex finishing processes

  • Negligible contamination of the finished product compared plaster mould casting

  • Extended resin mould life

  • Improved surface finish and dimension stability of the cast product

  • Increase product quality and consistency

  • Reduced footprint and a much higher output per square metre

  • Environmentally friendly with reduced energy requirement, less water usage and lower mould disposal costs

Technical ceramics: support, testing, and product development 

PCL always strive to be at the forefront of innovation. We invest heavily in research and development to ensure our products and services are focussed on the customers’ needs and ahead of our competitors.

PCL Ceramics provides a wide range of services to support our customers’ projects from inception through to implementation and production, including:

  • Initial slip testing and review of casting performance

  • Research and product development

  • Specialist mould design, modelling, and manufacture

  • Design, manufacture, and supply of bespoke casting systems

  • Project management, machine installation, commissioning, and training

  • On-going technical service assistance

  • Servicing and spares supply for casting systems

  • Replacement moulds

With our latest and up to date design and development systems including 3D scanning, 3D printing, product modelling, and CNC systems, CPL can prototype and develop new and more complex mould designs better and quicker than ever before.

PCL works closely with our customers on model development and prototyping to minimise the lead-time in getting your ideas and products to the market.

PCL technical ceramic systems, built specifically to your requirements

PCL will customise machines for your specific need and will also upgrade existing systems into more complex appliances such as:

  • Multiple and modular casting units

  • Full automation

  • Software upgrades

  • Process optimisation

  • Conveyor and piece handling systems

  • System integration

  • Data collection and analysis

 

PCL will work with you to understand your unique operation so we can advise you on the most suitable and cost-effective machine for your individual requirements.

If any current machine does not suit your needs, PCL will work closely with you to produce a new and innovative machine that will achieve the results you require.

Our state of the art, ground-breaking pressure casting is a huge step forward for the industry. Our casting process and mould materials are more advanced than our competitors. When using PCL, you know you are in good hands.

Our high-pressure casting machines

Two-Part

Our two-part mould casting machine range produces a full range of sanitaryware pieces. The PC570 and PC120 multi mould overhead beam systems can cast items in both vitreous and fine fireclay ranging from small wash basins to large shower trays.

 
Bowl

PCL has several bowl machines capable of producing the full range of WC bowls. Our PCB multi mould system offers the capability of producing 8 bowls in one cycle. Our revolutionary RotoBowl is a modular system and can produce both open and stuck on rim bowls on the same cell.

 
Upgrades

PCL can supply a number of machine upgrades to our casting systems to increase their flexibility and further improve productivity and ease of use.

 
Custom-Built

In addition to our standard range of machines PCL can design and build a machine to suit your specific casting requirements to an agreed specification.

We want to hear from you

Contact us for more information

Contact Details:
PCL Ceramics Ltd
Estuary Road
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 2HS
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1553 622000

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