Parts and Equipment

Produce high quality parts in a range of resins and glass filled nylon, or wax masters for investment casting.

Highly versatile technology

Vacuum casting machines from Renishaw allow engineers and designers to produce high quality parts. Cast parts closely replicate the performance attributes of injection molded parts, without the associated long lead times and process overheads.

Vacuum casting is a highly versatile technology capable of producing parts in a range of polyurethane (PU) resins and cast nylon, to replicate and replace engineering polymers for prototypes and low-volume production.

Typical applications include consumer products, automotive lenses and under-bonnet components, trim and interiors, white goods, housings and enclosures, scientific and healthcare products for a diverse range of industries and fields.

By using Renishaw vacuum casting machines, it is also possible to produce high quality wax masters used in the investment casting industry.

The vacuum casting process

First a mold needs to be created. Typical polyurethane and nylon vacuum casting molds are formed in RTV (room temperature vulcanisation) silicone rubber using a master model.

The master model is usually produced via 3D printing from CAD (computer aided design) digital model. If a direct copy of an object is required, then the object can be used to make the silicone rubber mold.

Molds are capable of producing up to 50 parts before retooling is required, making vacuum casting machines the perfect choice for small batch production.

The right vacuum casting machine for the right job!

5/01 PLC Vacuum Casting Machines from Renishaw

5/01 PLC

The smallest PLC-controlled Renishaw vacuum casting system many of the features of larger machines.

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5/04 PLC Vacuum Casting Machines from Renishaw

5/04 PLC

High quality parts in a range of resins including ABS replicas, soft-feel rubber-like materials and filled nylon.

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5/01 PLC Vacuum Casting Machines from Renishaw

5/06 PLC

High quality parts in a range of replica materials, glass filled nylon and wax masters for investment casting.

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Industrial and Laboratory Ovens

Genlab designs and manufactures a range of industrial ovens, laboratory ovens, incubators and associated thermal products. The company has 3 divisions providing a product range noted for its quality, reliability and performance, whilst remaining cost competitive throughout. Genlab is well established, having been formed in 1963.

The Laboratory Division

General Purpose Ovens

A comprehensive range of ovens, incubators and drying cabinets from 6 litres up to 1250 litres plus a range of heated water baths.

The Materials Testing Division

Soil Drying Ovens

A specialist range of drying and testing ovens and associated sampling equipment that meets the specifications for both BS and ASTM requirem.

The Industrial Division

A range of large capacity, heavy duty industrial ovens are available either in set sizes or designed and built to meet specific customer requirements.

Nearly New Range

Genlab occasionally has second hand and nearly new units available. Most units are reconditioned or, have been refurbished and carry a manufacturers warranty.

Industrial Ovens by Genlab distributed by MillenniTek

BLOODHOUND SSC Project

Genlab is very proud to be a product sponsor for the BLOODHOUND SSC Project. The aim of which is to produce a jet & rocket powered car capable of achieving speeds of 1,000mph. Genlab wishes the team every success in its forthcoming record attempt. For more information on the BLOODHOUND SSC Project please click here

The right machine for the right job!