Ceramic Core Development and Qualification

Ceramic Core Solutions offer a unique ceramic core development and qualification service. This service is completely bespoke to you. We provide you with a broad choice of options including services such as injection and testing of ceramic core tooling right through to a full ceramic core development programme including process and product optimisation with a full dimensional verification report.

Developing new parts is always challenging for any ceramic core producer and there is always a trade-off between existing production orders and development of new parts, utilising our development services allows you to focus on your existing orders safely in the knowledge that your development requirements are also being completed.

This service doesn’t only cover new products, it can also be utilised to explore issues around yield, producibility, dimensional issues, tooling and material compatibility issues. This service is available to both independent ceramic core manufactures and precision casting facilities that produce their own ceramic cores.

This service is available using our in-house range of ceramic core materials or if you prefer we can utilise your premixed ceramic core material.

Services available include but are not limited to:

  • Tool design
  • Tool supply
  • Reverse engineering
  • Injection moulding simulation
  • Material optimisation
  • Injection optimisation
  • Core sintering optimisation
  • Manual and CNC finishing optimisation
  • Dimensional improvements
  • Measurement techniques
  • Impregnation optimisation
  • First Article Inspection Reports
  • Measurement reports

Once the product has been fully optimised you receive a product and process control plan that includes all the process development steps and optimised processing and control parameters.

Our customers utilise this service due to a range of challenges they face that have included:

  • Single digit ceramic core yields
  • Single digit casting yields
  • Ongoing delivery failures
  • Customer complaints
  • Transfer of tooling
  • Wax injection core scrap
  • Material optimisation
  • New product development capacity
  • Aggressive new product development timescales
  • Research and development capacity
  • Recent loss of knowledge or expertise
  • Lack of engineering resources
  • Equipment capacity