FOUNDRY LAB

Digital Metal Casting

Delivering Where 3D Printing Can't

From Design to Metal Parts in One Day

DMC - Office System

The DMC - Office System is a hardware + software product that delivers same-day production

of metal parts - directly from your CAD file.

This is not metal 3D printing - we call it Digital Metal Casting

 

This approach enables a hands-free metal casting equivalent – without pouring molten metal

Digital Metal Casting leapfrogs 3D metal printing to rapidly produce fully dense metal parts with the same physical properties as traditional cast metal.

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Why?

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3D Printing

3D printers are slow and expensive.

 

They require specialized expertise to operate and maintain.

Materials are expensive and options are limited.

Despite the design freedoms, 3D printing is not ideal for 99% of metal parts.

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CNC Machining

CNC machining is a subtractive process - most of your material ends up on the shop floor.

 

Despite advances, CNC will always have limitations to the shapes it can produce.

 

Is great for a one-off.... but 2 parts takes twice as long and costs twice as much. 

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Metal Casting

This is an ideal mass manufacturing approach, but high setup costs mean that you can't use it for anything less than thousands of parts.

Outsourcing castings to a foundry can mean weeks-long delays in the development cycle. 

Most foundries won't do short run production as it's not cost-effective. 

Digital Metal Casting is better because ...

 
 
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DMC TECHNOLOGY

Automatically generate parts from your CAD file

Pushbutton hands-free metal manufacturing

 

Safe & simple, sits in the modern R&D and manufacturing environment

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SPEED &

VOLUME

From design to multiple parts in a single day 

Combines the freedoms of 3D printing

Part production speed and economy of metal casting

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MATERIAL FLEXIBILITY

Zero switching pain to change metals

Currently compatible with Al, Mg, Zn, SS and their casting alloys

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DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE

Fits into your current development workflow – no special design requirements

Parts are fully dense - functionally equivalent physical properties as metal casting

Post processing comparable to die casting

 

Meet The Team

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David Moodie

Founder & CEO

15 years as an industrial designer working on award-winning new product design and engineering projects - driver's seat perspective on the challenges in rapid prototyping and short run prototyping.

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Josh McIntosh

Mechatronic R&D

Josh is leading the development of our printing technology. He has a wealth of experience in robotics and submersibles and has been a key part of the success of our prototype  machine.

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RuiFeng Yeo

Industrial Designer

RuiFeng is a talented industrial designer whose masters in 3d Printed products and focus on user experience has been ideal for his role in prototyping and design for manufacture.

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Robby Lopez

Electronics System R&D

Robby is leading the development of the electronics. He has plenty of experience with custom-built antennas and automation. He played an integral part of the success of our prototype machine.

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Ronan Fraser

Mechatronic R&D

Ronan is in charge of early stage prototyping and testing. He has helped push the technology that is used in our machine. His talents in software programming has helped streamline our printing process.

Open Positions

Mechanical Engineer

We are looking for an intermediate/senior mechanical engineer to get hands on with the design of our machines. Lots of experience with FEA (Thermal a huge advantage) and lots of practical design experience. A background in design for manufacture and an understanding of the need to test prototypes and fail fast. Ideally you will have experience taking products to market.

Microwave Expert

Are you a microwave expert (Sorry communications guys - this is microwave heating) looking to escape to paradise? (New Zealand!) We are on the hunt for a physics genius who can help us design cavities, model mode distributions and source generators. We realize you are a rare breed so we are happy to discuss short term secondments too. (12 months)
Solid state amplifier experience would be a real bonus.

Upcoming Positions

Casting expert/Metallurgist

Foundry Lab does metal casting a bit differently - If you have a solid background in traditional casting and are happy to adapt that knowledge into a new technique we would love to work with you. Knowledge of Aluminium casting is essential.

 

Software Engineers

We are building our software engineering team out. If you are interested in building software to enable hardware then please get in touch.

Technicians

We are looking for technicians to join our team. You will be running our machines, troubleshooting issues and working with the engineering team to find solutions. It's much more than pressing start on a printer - we are looking for a technican+

If any of these sound like you please email us at: jobs@foundry-lab.com

 

Investors

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