Tritech Will Showcase its EPIC Manufacturing Process at DSEi 2011

The Tritech Group is delighted to be participating at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi), which will take place 13–16th September 2011, at ExCeL in London. As the largest, global fully integrated defence and security exhibition, DSEi brings together the whole defence and security supply chain. The Tritech Group’s presence at the show will highlight just how the company is enabling clients in this sector by providing advanced manufacturing processes to support the demands of the industry.

The Tritech Group’s exhibit will showcase specific examples of the unrivalled high quality, complex investment castings in a range of materials that it supplies. However, this is not the full story, because at the Tritech Group this core discipline is supported by an exceptional in-house machining capability that allows the organization to offer finished machined castings — all from a single source.

Demonstrating progressive manufacturing capabilities the Tritech Group will introduce visitors to DESi to the very latest developments of the company’s proprietary EPIC process.  The Enhanced Property Investment Casting (EPIC) process itself is the culmination of many years of development at Tritech and combines a unique casting technique with the most advanced process engineering available. The result is consistently enhanced properties leading to lightweight, high strength components, which successfully meet — and exceed — the demands of many of today and tomorrow’s defence manufacturing applications. The EPIC aluminium casting process was developed by Tritech's technical and engineering experts and provides consistent, repeatable, computer-controlled solidification of parts. The critical factor within the process is the small dendrite arm spacing (DAS), which is achieved throughout the whole casting. This ensures fine and defect-free structures with superior mechanical properties over conventional casting methods and, crucially, CNC machining methods. The smaller DAS achieved with the EPIC process increases the local fatigue limit and improves crack propagation properties of the part. This means that designers who have traditionally used multi-piece assemblies, forged or machined from solid billet, now have an alternative option. The EPIC process will allow them to use high-strength, thin-wall investment castings in their designs with 100% confidence that they can use a casting factor of 1.0. The immediate benefits that can be gained include reduced costs and significantly lower overall weight without any compromise on structure or strength.  

Experienced Tritech staff will be available during DSEi to discuss the specific details of the EPIC process with any interested parties and to demonstrate how it can be applied to maximum effect within the defence and security industries.

As the Tritech Group continues to expand its reach following its acquisition by UDL earlier this year, DESi provides an excellent platform for the organization to fully demonstrate its exceptional manufacturing capabilities.

Expected to attract more than 25,000 visitors during the four-day show, DSEi is a critical event for anyone within the defence and security sector.

Founded in 1982 as a centre of excellence for providing investment casting products and services, today The Tritech Group has evolved into an organisation that provides comprehensive manufacturing capabilities for its clients from a single point of supply. Fully committed to providing quality products, The Tritech Group has ISO 9002 and AS 9100 approval as well as accreditation from NADCAP for NDT, TIG welding treatments, and heat treatments.

The Tritech Group enjoys an enviable position as one of the leading suppliers of aluminium and stainless steel investment castings within Europe. This is a direct result of the organisation’s unique value proposition whereby it offers its clients expertise with numerous materials for investment casting, with the ability to machine and finish the castings, without outsourcing.

Trusted by a host of clients with demanding requirements that have to meet exceptional quality standards, The Tritech Group continues to invest in the capabilities and the in-house resources to accommodate these needs.

In March 2011 Uni Deritend Limited (UDL), part of the Neterwala Group, acquired The Tritech Group. This acquisition will allow The Tritech Group to further expand its superior manufacturing solutions into new markets, backed by an extensive global support network.

For more information visit: www.tritechgroup.co.uk or www.dsei.co.uk

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