Top of the class waterjet manufacturers are relying on AMPO´s latest casting technologies in order to develop critical performance components for waterjets.
Components that were traditionally designed either as sand castings or fabrications are now able to switch to Ceramic Moulding and Shaped Centrifugal Casting processes in order to achieve shorter lead times and improved surface finishes.
AMPO has made significant investments in both processes; last November AMPO opened a new fully automated Ceramic Moulding facility which has increased its Ceramic Moulding capacity up to 240 tons per month and 60 parts a day, quadrupling its previous capacity.
In addition, AMPO has also received a patent for its SCC (Shaped Centrifugal Casting) process, where by using different tools and techniques, complex external geometries and improved casting quality are obtained from centrifugal castings.
Impellers, Housings and Diffusers, along with other marine components are now being manufactured using these processes benefitting from significant cost and quality improvements being obtained including: reduced weights, rapid prototyping / patternless moulding, improved casting integrity and surface finishes.
Diverse vessels including Coast guard, passanger ferry boats and wind farm service boats will be propelled by AMPO components.