Working with UK defence subcontractors, a number of vital components are produced in our Leicestershire foundry. Aluminium castings are durable and supremely resistant to corrosion, yet also comparatively lightweight. As a result, they are ideal for use in military vehicles. They are strong enough to ensure years of reliable use, yet their lightweight qualities ensure that the tanks remain as swift and as manoeuvrable as possible.
Tracked Vehicle Castings for the Defence Industry
Most of the aluminium castings we produce for the defence industry are used as part of the gear systems in tracked vehicles. Gearboxes are amongst the most complex of all components, and when it comes to the defence industry, nothing but the highest standards of precision, durability and quality will make the grade.
At Harrison Castings, every project we undertake is driven by our strict adherence to BS ISO 9001:2008 quality regulations. We are therefore more than capable of satisfying the unique and sophisticated demands of the 21st century defence industry.
The type of casting technique we use when working with clients in the defence industry will depend on the size of the required component, and its intended use. For larger components in which strength and durability are the priority, we will use the air set sand technique. If, however, we are casting large numbers of smaller castings, we might instead make use of the gravity die casting technique.
In any case, our initial step is to undertake a full feasibility review of our customers’ requirements to determine the best production process