Manufacturing the most flexible compact magnet drill on the market so it is not only lightweight but capable of withstanding daily industrial use requires expert craftsmanship and experience.
This is exemplified throughout production of every component of the V35 including the bespoke, UK built frame.
Cast out of Aluminium by a team of specialist foundrymen with over 100 years of British metal casting heritage, the V35 body has been ergonomically designed to feature an easy carry handle, strong, smooth surfaces and engineered voids that reduce weight and ensure the complete unit weighs just 9.5kg.
In this video the first step of the manufacturing process can be seen in which the moulds for the final unit are created and the raw aluminium frame is cast.
- Step 1: Cast the moulds
To create the moulds kiln dried sand is mixed with resin and a chemical hardener. The hardener and resin binder react and start to set the sand. The sand is them formed around a pattern and left to harden into a solid block.
- Step 2: Remove sand moulds and insert cores
Once set, the moulds are removed from their patterns and premade solid cores are inserted wherever voids are required in the final casting.
- Step 3: Sealing the mould
Once the cores are in place, the upper mould is lowered onto the bottom mould and sealed to form the final complete mould ready for pouring
- Step 4: Aluminium pour & set
Molten Aluminium at temperatures around 800° C is poured into the moulds and left to cool and set
- Step 5: Knocking off
Once the molten Aluminium has cooled and turned to a solid the mould and contents are fixed to a crane and transferred to a rumbler. Here the surrounding sand is knocked away with a hammer, the sand is reclaimed for future use and the raw cast magnet drill bodies are set aside ready for further machining.