TOPCAST SRL

Via Leopoldo di Toscana, 9-11, Loc. Alberoro, 52048 Monte San Savino (AR)
Italy
Telephone +39 0575 441341
Fax +39 0575 441222
info@topcast.it

Hall map

GIFA 2019 hall map (Hall 10): stand G27

Fairground map

GIFA 2019 fairground map: Hall 10

Contact

Giacomo Fontani

Sales Agent

Phone
00393428634156

Email
fontani@topcast.it

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Foundry plants and installations, planning, construction, engineering

Foundry plants and installations, planning, construction, engineering

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.02  Electric melting and holding furnaces (pouring equipment see 10.01)
  • 02.02.02  Crucible induction furnaces

Crucible induction furnaces

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.02  Electric melting and holding furnaces (pouring equipment see 10.01)
  • 02.02.08  Vacuum melting furnaces

Vacuum melting furnaces

  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.01  Pouring equipment
  • 10.01.03  Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces)

Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces)

  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.01  Pouring equipment
  • 10.01.07  Pouring equipment and plants, other

Pouring equipment and plants, other

  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.02  Die-casting machinery and plant
  • 10.02.02  Vacuum die-casting machinery
  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.05  Centrifugal casting machines and accessories
  • 10.05.01  Centrifugal casting machines
  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.06  Continuous casting machines and accessories
  • 10.06.01  Continuous casting machines and plants

Continuous casting machines and plants

  • 25  Additive Manufacturing
  • 25.03  Machinery, equipment and process for additive manufacturing
  • 25.03.04  Other installations and procedures for additive manufacturing

Other installations and procedures for additive manufacturing

Our products

Product category: Vacuum die-casting machinery

Pressure over Vacuum Casting Machine, Double Chamber

TVCd-XL are pressure over vacuum casting machines designed to meet the more severe needs in lost wax casting production of aluminium, bronze, steel, magnesium alloys. They are often used in connection to a prototype 3d printer to get rapid prototyping of complex objects.

This family of machines works with a new, revolutionary double chamber concept. This innovative system gives several advantages compared with the traditional single chamber suction system currently available in the market.
In TVCd-XL, melting chamber and flask chamber are completely indipendent: while casting, the machine can control the metal injection into the mold by applying a differential pressure during pouring. This yields to a faster injection compared to the simply gravity pouring with the benefit to cast items at lower temperature. This will result in better surface finishing of the cast parts.

The casting cycle takes only few minutes and, while the previous flask is cooling down in protective gas for no oxidation, the next charge can be loaded into the crucible and melted, thus overlapping two cycles for no time waste. 

The machine is fully automatic, featuring a PC based monitoring system for process parameters acquisition and production data management, with easy editing of casting programs suitable for many kind of alloy.

This revolutionary machine is the synthesis of the most advanced engineering and years of experience in casting that only TOPCAST will bring in your factory.

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Product category: Centrifugal casting machines

Vacuum Centrifugal Casting Machines in Class A

TCE in Class A are robust and easy to use vacuum centrifugal casting machine especially designed to cast titanium, inconel, superalloys and other reactive metals.

Main differences with respect to TCE in Class B are degree of vacuum, leak-back rate and ppm of oxygen that are admitted during the process, that makes the TCE in Class A the best solution for casting Titanium-based alloys and intermetallic alloys.

Also the choice of the vacuum pumps station and the induction power generator is different and it is chosen to get the maximum result in Titanium cast parts. Hence, TCE machines conceived in Class A are suitable for fields that require high quality control and low interstitial pick-up on the Ti cast parts, like Aerospace, Medical and Automotive.

Regarding the mold size and crucible capacity, today with TCE you can cast up to 2 kg Ti and use flasks with diameter up to 250 mm and length up to 380 mm.

TOPCAST also develops larger machines under customized specifications for what concerns Ti crucible capacity and Flask mould size. In case you are interested in getting a quotation for non-standard casting machine do not hesitate to send us your technical specifications.

Crucibles for Titanium have been designed to avoid alloy contamination and to withstand the high chemical and thermal shocks involved in Titanium melting.
TOPCAST also supplies special investment powder for Titanium casting particularly suitable to avoid alpha-case structure in the cast parts.

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Product category: Continuous casting machines and plants

Vacuum Continuous Casting Machines

TCC Vacuum Continuous Casting machines have been design with the most up-to-date technologies to give you semi-finished products with the best quality and in the shortest time.
With only one machine, you will be able to obtain the semi-finished product you desire, such as wires, sheets or tubes.

TCC machines are equipped with Gas Wash Purge procedure which removes oxygen with the vacuum pump and fills back the melting chamber with inert gas, preventing the oxidation of the alloy in a very fast and efficient way.

Medium frequency induction heating stirs the melted alloy and leads to a perfect homogeneity, while the temperature is constantly monitored by two independent temperature controls.

As on option, it is possible to have an additional vacuum loading chamber, positioned on top of the cover with automatic crucible feeding mechanism, for continuous production.

During drawing, the temperature of the die is constantly monitored to obtain always the best density and quality in the semi-finished products. In addition, there is an independent temperature control for preventing liquid metal leakage, by using an optical pyrometer aiming directly on the bar coming out from the die.

The drawing unit can also be equipped with an extra induction generator, which allows to restart the cycle after the production shutdown.

Pulling unit is equipped with devices for automatic detection of slippage phenomena between the roller and the semi-finished product. Another specific device will also detects the end of the cycle, when the bar reaches its end.

To reduce the risk of oxidation during drawing, the semi-finished products are under a constant inert gas flushing as they come out of the die.

In addition, when a quicker cooling is required, semi-finished products can be cooled down by a direct water sprinkle aiming on their profile.

Hydraulic cutting on the run is available on request, with automatic and programmable measurement of the profile length.

TCC machines are equipped with a data acquisition system which allows the sampling of the process variables with reporting function after every cast. Data can be displayed in graphic format or exported to external PC for analysis.

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Product category: Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces), Foundry plants and installations, planning, construction, engineering, Crucible induction furnaces, Pouring equipment and plants, other

Induction Melting Tilting Furnaces

Topcast TMF-R are coreless induction melting furnaces capable of melting ferrous, non-ferrous, precious metals.
The crucible can be tilted, the drive can be electrical, hydraulic or handwheel.

The frequency converter design approach uses parallel resonant typology adopting the latest and most advanced IGBTs modules available worldwide.

Galvanic insulation between coil and power mains gives the maximum safety for the user, while digital technology makes our furnaces soundless, versatile and reliable.

Fibre optics connections give the highest immunity to electrical noise also in harsh environment.
An accurate study of the coil guarantees a very high heating efficiency while medium frequency magnetic field stirs the molten metal and leads to high homogeneity of the alloys.

Temperature control can be chosen between IR optical pyrometer and thermocouple while the electronic board implements an advanced self-tuning thermoregulation algorithm with exact temperature control.

Melting plants can be provided with one or more melting stations using a power switch to drive one station or the other. Optionally we offer a master-slave configuration featuring contemporary power-sharing between two or more power stations.
Maintenance of the furnace is very easy. If the furnace is crucible-based it allows rapid changing of the crucible and the safety refractory shell. Bigger coreless furnaces use ramming-mass.

Inert gas or gas-flame are foreseen to protect the melt from oxidation.

A touch screen display is provided for a fast and user-friendly interface.

A water cooling plant is needed to cool the induction heating coils and the power supply.

Topcast can provide different solutions in terms of power and crucible capacity, please contact us and we will find the best solutions for your needs!

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Product category: Other installations and procedures for additive manufacturing

Gas and Water Metal Atomizer

TMA is a family of powder atomization plants designed to produce metal powders. They are based on an induction furnace working under protective atmosphere in a chamber where molten metal is poured and hit by a jet of high pressure water or inert gas.

As for Gas Atomizer, Topcast has developed its own TMA-G family, designed to produce metal powders of rounded and regular shape, to be used in many industrial, chemical, electronics and rapid prototyping application (additive manufacturing) as SLM (Selective Laser Melting) and EBM (Electron Beam Melting).

The atomizer is based on an induction furnace, working in a closed chamber under protective atmosphere, where the molten metal is poured and hit by a jet of high pressure inert gas, producing fine and deoxidized powders.
Induction heating ensures a very good homogenization of the melt thanks to the action of magnetic stirring during the molten phase.

The die unit is equipped with an extra induction generator, which allows to restart the cycle in case of cycle interruption.
Following the steps of melting and homogenization, the metal is poured vertically through an injection system positioned on the lower base of the crucible (nozzle).

The type of nozzle used in TMA-G is the so-called close-coupled nozzle.

Multiple streams of high pressure inert gas are aimed and focused on the metal beam in order to ensure a fast alloy solidification in the form of fine powder.

The real-time process variables such as temperature, gas pressure, induction power, oxygen ppm content in the chamber and many others, are displayed in both numerical and graphical format on a monitoring system for an intuitive understanding of the working cycle.

The system can be operated manually or in fully automatic mode, thanks to the programmability of the entire set of the process parameters via a user-friendly touch-screen interface.
The monitoring system can be easily connected via Ethernet to the factory network.

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Product category: Vacuum melting furnaces

Vacuum Induction Furnaces

Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) furnaces allow to obtain results unattainable by conventional furnaces, since they allow to melt and cast reactive metals such as Titanium, or special alloys like Inconel, or reduce the porosity of the semi-finished products of precious metals including PGM (Platinum Group Metals).

Topcast TVM are vacuum induction melting furnaces designed for the melting of titanium, TiAl, nickel-based super alloys, stainless steel, cobalt, neodimium and more exotic alloys under vacuum conditions using electromagnetic induction as the energy source for melting the metal. The source of induction is a water-cooled copper coil which carries an alternating current. The eddy currents heat the charge to melt.

TOPCAST develops this class of furnaces under customized specifications for what concerns Ti crucible capacity, mould size, vacuum level. In case you are interested in getting a quotation do not hesitate to send us your technical specifications.

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About us

Company details

TOPCAST is a company specialised in casting machines design and manufacturing. Competence developed in the investment casting field, thermal processes, induction heating and power electronics set it as an ideal partner also for custom applications. A group of qualified engineers and designers, constantly updated and oriented to the research of enhanced technological solutions, grants a product range definitely at the state of the art.

Product versatility to meet different production needs, quality design, post-sales assistance and technical help to satisfy particular needs make TOPCAST the best company to count on in a global competition scenery.

Vacuum Casting Machines and Induction Melting Furnaces are used in fields like Industrial, Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Rapid Prototyping, Jewellery, Artistic Sculpture

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