MetalCasting Design & Purchasing

Found Casting: Bathtub Feet

Ajax Foundry, Cape Town, South Africa, casts aluminum bathtub feet for England-based Victoria + Albert (V+A) bath manufacturing company. According to a press release, the feet are produced via gravity casting which allows for fairly high volumes, with tolerances suited to some of the intricate designs, such as the ball and claw. Once the feet are cast, they are drilled and tapped.

From the press release:

“There are some challenges in the casting process, which we have managed to overcome, such as obviating porosity on the web inside the foot. Certain finishing is done by V+A once we have delivered the bath feet. We are proud to be associated with V + A and their products because they are world leaders in freestanding bath design and manufacture, using state-of-the-art technology to remain on top,” said Charles Rowe, MD of Ajax Manufacturing.



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