Dix Engineering Foundry has a wealth of experience and expertise in the supply and manufacture of a wide range of metal castings in aluminium, cast iron bronze and brass. We provide a wide range of our own products, support services and machining services. We also do castings to the specifications of our clients as a jobbing foundry for small to medium volume production runs.

 

Our team is ready to work with you through all stages of your project or product to provide a quality product on time and at a cost competitive price.

 

Dix Engineering has successfully assisted inventors, entrepreneurs and a number of companies to bring new products to market. With our knowledge of design, material selection, process selection and prototype development, Dix Engineering is well placed to assist you develop new market opportunities for your business.

 

We are recognised for the combination of skills, equipment capabilities and speed in getting new products to market.

 

In addition to new products, Dix Engineering has also been called upon to solve problems with design and/or manufacture of existing parts.

 

Casting is Dix Engineering’s historical strength and we have well in excess of eighty years of experience in the casting process.

  • FOUNDRY MILLING & MACHINING

    Dix Engineering can supply a wide range of CNC machined parts from its own workshop.

     

    We can also provide - from our in-house machine shop - a variety of machining milling and turning precision services.

  • FOUNDRY PRODUCTS

    Irrigation and Agricultural

    • Tapping saddles
    • Weld on spigots
    • Gibaults couplings
    • Flanged gibaults
    • Blank ends, tapped ends
    • Sleeves
    • Backing flanges, screwed flanges, reducing flanges, flanges
    • Air release valves.

     

    Name and Date Plaques

    We offer many shapes and sizes of plaques.

     

    Each plaque can be personalized for example a building’s history; family name, estate name, home address and historic home construction date.

     

    Kerb and Road Markers

    • Water
    • Sewage
    • Irrigation
    • Communications
    • Gas and more.

     

    Marine

    • Skegs
    • Rudders
    • Couplings
    • Propellers
    • Tillers, gypsies, bow roller, keel cooling, marina cleats
    • Pipes
    • Port holes, mast steps, propeller repair tips, stern logs
    • Rudder glands, skin fittings, chain claws and more.

     

    Transportation

    Bus and coach mirrors, arms and mounting brackets, floor hatch lifters, seat arms, car restoration, replacement parts custom made and more

     

    Automotive

    Alloy housings, gear boxes, brake components, bearing housings, water cooled manifolds, covers, inlet manifolds, bushes, gears, yokes cylinder ends and more

    Restoration: Antique balustrades, custom fence components, bath tub claw feet, other restorative or replica work, and more.

     

    Mining

    Liners, pump cases, impellers, dragline cable tow brackets, copper based bushes and more

     

    Council and Civil

    Plaques, grave markers, name plates, streetscape components and more

     

    Architectural, Building, Construction and Furniture

    Concrete log moulds, text impression plates, man holes rings, concrete liners chair and table bases, grilles, bollards, plaques and signs and more

     

    Tools and machines

    • Hammer Heads - Bronze or Aluminium – Ideal for hazardous environment such as petroleum industry, chemical industry, power plant, railroad, and mining etc.
    • Aluminium Pulleys - all shapes and sizes
    • Gears.

     

    General engineering

    Valves for irrigation, water, slurry, gas and steam

     

    Cooking and Camping

    Aluminium and Cast Iron Camp Ovens: 3 different sizes.

  • QUALITY ASSURANCE

    Dix Engineering is accredited to AS/NZS ISO9001-2008 Quality Management Requirements and we have continuously held quality accreditation since 1994. We use computerised thermal analysis to control melting and other foundry processes.

     

    Great care is taken in the development of Quality Plans and processes to ensure that customer requirements are met in full. Dix Engineering has extensive knowledge of Australian and international (ISO) Standards which form the basis for our Quality Plans. Also included are:

     

    • Product Drawings
    • Inspection & Test Plans
    • Quality Control Check Sheets1202 MEDIA 007
    • Surface Finish Requirements
    • Packing and Transport Requirements

    Dix Engineering’s Quality Manager works closely with our customers to ensure that all important attributes are covered in each Quality Plan.