Solidworx Engineering was established in 2008 by CEO Anton Bezuidenhout. At this time, he had 21 years extensive experience in the manufacturing of alloy wheels. During this process (which included the export of its products), the business gained sufficient knowledge and experience to expand into gravity aluminium die-casting.
In respect of aluminium gravity, die-casting Solidworx can produce between 6000 and 9000 components a month. This volume is calculated on the basis of components that vary from as light as 30 grams to 30kg. The melting holding furnaces range from 50kg to 250kg in melted aluminium weight. Dies are cleaned by fine sandblasting after every run and are maintained in-house.
In the machine shop, press and form tooling design is performed, using a Feeler vertical machining center, a Johnford Mill for roughing and squaring, and two Fanuc Robo Drills. The Company also has other precision engineering tools to manufacture products and produce castings of components for clients from solid or bar.
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Solidworks can cast it and then machine any tool or component. Although we are limited to aluminium castings, we can convert our process from aluminium gravity die-casting to high-pressure die-casting. We are also able to offer solutions to component problems experienced by clients and can subsequently develop and manufacture the product.
With new products or patents, we can assist from patent searching for full prototyping, all in one package.
We also offer pipe bending, rolling of angle and flat bar, sheet metal bending, welding in CO2, and TIG and fabricating services.
Solidworx Engineering and Fabcast Alloys employ 45 staff between the two companies, and Fabcast Alloys has recently been accredited with ISO 9001:2015.