Russell Ductile Castings

RDC were established as private company in 1984. Operating from a 6.5 acre site in Scunthorpe. Capability to produce castings upto 7200kg.

Wholly owned by Chamberlin & Hill, public company listed on the London Alternative Investment Market.   Chamberlin owns  another foundry in Walsall specialised in the casting and machining of automotive bearing housings.

RDC has two separate foundries on the Scunthorpe site, DC1 covers weights up to 7200kg and DC2/3 covers weights up to 500kg.   Metals:  RDC offers wide range of iron alloys including full range of SG and Grey, Compacted Graphite,  NI-resist, Abrasion Resistant and Austenitic Iron. Producing castings for turbines, transmissions, oil and gas compressors, pumps, valves, W2E sector and machine tools, RDC uses chemically bonded sand systems, DC1/3 uses furan bonded sand while DC2 uses phenolic urethane.


The minimum batch size is 1 dependant on size with capability to produce volumes of up to 5000 per year.

Quality Approvals

ISO 9001:2015,  ISO 14001, also approved by Lloyds register of Shipping and ABS. Utilising Magma which is a computer aided solidification model to enable right first time, with on-site pattern making predominantly for repairs, NDT testing including radiography, MPI, ultrasonic and dye penetrant, mechanical and chemical certification, heat treatment, chemical cleaning, shot blasting, surface coating and machining.

Specialise in CADI/ADI (Austempered Ductile Iron), wear resistant and low temp iron alloy providing high integrity components for use railways/commercial vehicles/materials handling etc normally for safety critical components.

RDC utilises a full range of pattern equipment ranging from wood to poly patterns and 3D printed cores and moulds to give the best results for our clients

Russell Ductile Castings

Russell Ductile Castings
Dawes Lane
DN15 6UW

Tel: 01724 862152
Fax: 01724 280461

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