It’s the total solution, with machining, galvanising, zinc plating, QA checks, assembly, and instruction leaflets if necessary. All shrink-wrapped, boxed and on a pallet!
Administration and compliance services
Precision Performance Castings has the expertise and laboratory resources to conduct any required testing, including tensile strength, metallurgy tests and calibration. Many of these are routinely conducted as functions of our rigorous quality control procedures, but if you have specific testing requirements we can also include those as part of the inspection processes and data capture.
Ironbooks is the proprietary software solution that we use to record all projects. This online solution holds all testing records, batch and version identities, design details and much more in a secure online location. Precision Performance Castings has drawn on extensive experience to ensure that Ironbooks record keeping is compliant with international best practice, and provides 24/7 customer access to their project records via a secure online portal.
Precision Performance Castings prides itself on being a true production partner, which includes advising and planning for fluctuating or future product orders. With our broad network of foundry partners we are well-placed to ensure that product supply synchs perfectly with a customer’s demand planning. We are also aware of the impact that local holidays, scheduled maintenance, equipment upgrades and plant failure can have on production schedules, and factor in contingency plans to account for these issues.
Managing product variations, updates and discontinuations is a function of the Ironbooks solution. Our production managers and testing staff will always refer to Ironbooks as the primary source of information. Customer access to this resource ensures that the right version and the correct information about a product is always current, this includes any after-casting services such as machining and finishing or assembly.
Our experts have often been called upon to advise on the best design for a particular casting, and sometimes to design a product from scratch. In offering this service to customers we draw on huge experience regarding the correct casting method for each application, ensuring a complete solution, from concept to finished product.
As Precision Performance Castings creates virtually all of the tooling we use, we have developed an excellent reputation for quality tool making. Our engineers are craftsmen producers of the world’s finest tooling components, each one designed and engineered to extremely fine tolerances. 95% of the time, it’s Precision Performance Castings that creates the tooling for a project. This is our preference because we want to make absolutely sure the tooling is made to match the product and foundry equipment where the part will be cast.
CASTING METHODS AND TYPES
The selection process for our foundry partners takes into account different casting methods, and their suitability for various applications. Therefore, we are not constrained by material grades or casting methods. Supply your specifications for a project and our skilled production managers, who draw on at least 30 years’ experience each, will ensure that the most suitable foundry for that job is selected.
Precision Performance castings is fortunate to have strong relationships with a comprehensive network of foundry partners, this means that production can be scaled up or down depending on customer demand. We have also ensured that there is sufficient diversity in our foundry partnerships to ensure the right foundry for every job, whether that’s an item weighing 50 grams or 6 tonnes. This strategy has enabled the production capacity to make, store and ship thousands of items, or produce a one-off.
Post-casting and logistics services
Currently over 90% of the castings and components we supply have one or more post castings processes
All CNC machining up to full 3, 4 and 5 Axis, with approximately 50% of casting currently supplied being machined in some way.
PAINTING, GALVANISING, ZINC PLATING
Our complete service offering can include applying nuts, bolts, washers, springs or any other items to assemble a finished, ready for market product.
KITTING FOR NON-FOUNDRY PRODUCTS
Packaging, instruction leaflets and marketing materials can all be included in the solution you are looking for.
PICK, PACK AND HOLD
Our Singapore warehousing facility can store items ready for dispatch, saving our customers the cost and inconvenience of having to ship and then re-store items before forwarding to their customers.
Singapore was chosen as the location for Precision Performance Castings’ warehousing and distribution hub because it provides Southeast Asia’s most efficient transportation solution. We despatch products from here to customers worldwide, taking advantage of a trusted, dependable and effective shipping infrastructure.
Precision Performance Castings’ 7,000 square foot warehousing facility in Singapore is an extension of our customers’ own logistics capabilities. State-of-the-art inventory management, excellent communications and a customer-centric focus have resulted in the seamless integration of this facility into customer processes, providing real efficiencies and cost savings.
PPC Partner Companies
PPC is owned by New Zealand industrial investment syndicate Challenge Partners – and with its sister companies in that group, plus other close supply partners, can call on trusted expertise in the following areas:
3D PRINTING IN SLA RESIN, SLS NYLON, PU & SILICON
Precision 3D Printing is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced plastics 3D printing bureau, offering services that include pattern-making designs, prototypes, silicon casting, digital manufacturing, in house design and scanning.
SPRINGS, WIRE FORMS, CLIPS, WASHERS AND OTHER MINOR METAL COMPONENTS
National Springs & Wire Products is New Zealand’s second largest supplier in the category, and has some of the most modern CNC equipment for working a variety of metals 0.2 to 15mm in diameter.
INJECTION MOULDING, POLYURETHANE CASTING, INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS SOLUTIONS
LEP Engineering Plastics is one of New Zealand’s leading suppliers, and is equipped with the most modern equipment. LEP is the country’s largest producer of polyurethane products, and the second largest for IP, and draws on significant resources to meet demand both in NZ and globally.
INDUSTRIAL GASKET MANUFACTURE, RUBBER AND FIBRE SHEETING, CORROSION PREVENTION (DENSO), COUPLINGS AND SEALING SOLUTIONS
Shuk is New Zealand’s largest gasket manufacturer and uses the most modern CNC equipment in the country. Shuk exports its quality products throughout Australasia.