Technical

CAPABILITIES

Keech Australia has been designing and manufacturing high integrity steel castings for over 85 years, for leading companies domestically and globally.

Ground engaging tools, tillage implements, rolling stock components and custom casting products are manufactured to Australian and ISO 9001 quality standards. Our products are supported by sales offices in all Australian states and are staffed by experienced field engineers. We also have a network of distributors in Australia and around the world to support our products.

High integrity steel castings for use in rail and defence industries.

Quality, reliability, innovation and the peace of mind that comes with eight decades in the steel castings business

Keech Australia offers over eighty years of service and technical ability to produce custom castings uniquely suited to your industry. With world class casting specialists, design engineers, materials experts and digital manufacturing team, we provide a one stop shop for your industrial requirements.

Take advantage of our expertise in:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Patternmaking
  • Jobbing through to high volume production runs with machine moulding
  • NDT, mechanical and chemical testing
  • Heat treatment facilities
  • Machining and assembly

Industrial Custom Casting and Advanced Manufacturing

Our production capabilities are as diverse as our clients’ needs. With automated production lines producing consistent and high quality castings, our custom runs are fast and cost effective. With the ability to upscale capacity for large production we are able to handle large orders efficiently, ensuring your products are delivered on time.

With electric arc and induction furnaces in our two modern factories we specialise in:

  • Carbon steels
  • Low alloy steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Austenitic manganese
  • Grey and SG irons
  • Martensitic white irons

In addition, our advanced manufacturing facility at Keech 3D is equipped with the world’s most powerful 3D printer which uses fused deposition modelling (FDM) methods to create concept models and functional prototypes for your custom castings.

Part of the Keech group, Keech 3D Advanced Manufacturing uses digital manufacturing to make production and prototyping fast and affordable. Our flexible and durable production-grade thermoplastics produce functional commercial parts able to withstand temperatures up to 200°C and resist mild solvents and petroleum-based liquids, all while maintaining accuracy equal to or greater than +/- 0.005mm.

Keech 3D also works in reverse. Our fully automated contact scanning system for reverse engineering creates digital representations of existing parts, allowing us to produce exact duplicates of the original. Our CAD department utilises sophisticated 3D Modelling Software coupled with extensive FEA analysis for the production of complex parts and products.

Derwent Foundry - Hobart Est. 1840

The Hobart Foundry is situated in Derwent Park, Hobart, Tasmania and has both ISO 9001 accreditation and full Standards Mark across its broad range of water fittings. Derwent Foundry® Tasmania was established in 1840 and has undergone numerous changes and restructuring to allow supply of competitive castings throughout Australia and overseas to various industry segments. The Foundry in Hobart manufactures ductile iron water fittings DN 80 – 1000.