Weston Beamor, the Birmingham casting house, 3D printing and bespoke manufacturing company has received a Government funded ‘High Value Manufacturing Catapult’ initiative.
The initiative has enabled Weston Beamor to work closely with academics at a local Midland university to develop and expand its casting processes.
The company stated it has invested heavily in new casting equipment and has worked closely with university staff to find the best possible methods of dealing with wax casting processes using synthetic casting resins developed for today’s design platform.
Mark Thomas operations director Weston Beamor said: “We have learnt a great deal from Catalpult and I am delighted to report that as a result of our participation we can now offer our customers an even more reliable casting service than in the past. We have also been able to fine tune our processes and learn more about the ever-evolving waxes and resins that are available to us today.”
Weston Beamor offers a three-day turnaround on casting orders, with the ability to supply castings in 24 hours. Due to its in-house Assay Office manned by the Assay Office Birmingham, the company can provide fully hallmarked castings on request. Weston Beamor casts in all carats and colours of gold, silver, platinum and palladium and also offers a bespoke-manufacturing package, including producing CAD files to a customer’s brief; 3D photo-realistic renders of the proposed design; working with customers to ensure their own CAD files are fit for purpose and producing wax or resin prototypes for approval before the casting begins.
Glen Day head of business development Weston Beamor added: “It is very exciting how casting has developed and continues to develop. Recent advances mean that we can tackle extremely large and complex designs which previously either could not have been made, or would have needed to have been produced in several separate parts. Developments have given the new generation of jewellery designers, tremendous freedom and have opened up a range of possibilities. This project has certainly moved us forward into a new era.”