We use traditional foundry skills

& techniques and continously

invest in modern manufacturing

methods and materials.

 

Enabling us to provide you with

the highest quality castings

in a broad range of materials

and a wide range of sizes.

We use traditional foundry skills & techniques and continuously invest in modern manufacturing methods and materials.

Enabling us to provide you with the highest quality castings in a broad range of materials and a wide range of sizes.

Established in 2001, Sutton Castings are a successful and expanding UK foundry business.

With technical excellence and a highly skilled workforce, we are committed to quality management systems and retain a strong focus on customer service.

We are masters of iron, brass, bronze and gunmetal high integrity castings. These castings are produced on either greensand or chemically bonded resin air set moulds with a weight range of between 0.1kg to 500kgs for finished castings.

Sutton castings produce castings for a wide range of industries and these include the Pump and Valve Manufacturers, Marine, Mining and Mineral Processing, Steel Production, General Engineering, Restoration, Architectural and many other fields.

The foundry can supply material certification to ensure full traceability.

Founder Mark Sutton started work at the age of 14 in a small brass foundry located in the village of Edwinstowe where he grew up. The foundry manufactured ornamental brass and small industrial castings using the traditional greensand process and it was here where Mark was taught the basics of moulding and core making by a man called Barry Bradley.

Barry served his time in the early 1950’s at Marshalls of Gainsborough, a large engineering works making agricultural castings at that time.  At the age of 15 he was shown around the works and given a choice between working in the Boiler shop or the foundry. He didn’t think either looked that appealing but the foundry was the lesser of two evils and certainly a lot quieter so it was here where he spent the first 20 years of his working life. When Marshalls closed in the 1970’s Barry moved to James Maudes & Co Mansfield, a medium sized iron foundry specialising in the production of machine tool castings. He quickly became foundry manager and was responsible for the medium bay, making complex castings up to around 3000kg in weight.

During the early 1980’s Barry decided he wanted his own foundry and set up the small works shown below and it was here where Mark would visit after school and at weekends to watch the fascinating work being carried out. Mark was soon offered a part time job and became full time after leaving school and remained under Barry’s hand for 6 years.

During the next 5 years Mark became a journey man moulder working in a number of foundries up and down the country where he further advanced his skills and knowledge in the trade. He has been a professional member of the institute of cast metals engineers since 2002 and he regularly attends foundry related technical seminars all around the world.

In 2005 he also decided he wanted to set up his own foundry and set out to find suitable premises in his area. Eventually a small pig shed was found on a local farm which he was able to convert into a small brass foundry (see image below). Some small moulding boxes were purchased and a homemade furnace was manufactured and he began making small castings for model engineers. As time went by orders increased and it was soon necessary to expand and Mark spent the next few years growing his business by ploughing back all his profits into new machinery and larger premises.

Today Mark now runs a successful and ever expanding foundry business employing 4 men. The ISO 9001 company manufactures castings in a variety of materials from simple nameplates to complicated severe service valves in exotic materials.

Mark Sutton Prof MICME

Mark Sutton Prof MICME

Proprietor

Established in 2001, Sutton Castings are a successful and expanding UK foundry business.

With technical excellence and a highly skilled workforce, we are committed to quality management systems and retain a strong focus on customer service.

We are masters of iron, brass, bronze and gunmetal high integrity castings. These castings are produced on either greensand or chemically bonded resin air set moulds with a weight range of between 0.1kg to 500kgs for finished castings.

Sutton castings produce castings for a wide range of industries and these include the Pump and Valve Manufacturers, Marine, Mining and Mineral Processing, Steel Production, General Engineering, Restoration, Architectural and many other fields.

The foundry can supply material certification to ensure full traceability.

HISTORY

Founder Mark Sutton started work at the age of 14 in a small brass foundry located in the village of Edwinstowe where he grew up. The foundry manufactured ornamental brass and small industrial castings using the traditional greensand process and it was here where Mark was taught the basics of moulding and core making by a man called Barry Bradley.

Barry served his time in the early 1950’s at Marshalls of Gainsborough, a large engineering works making agricultural castings at that time.  At the age of 15 he was shown around the works and given a choice between working in the Boiler shop or the foundry. He didn’t think either looked that appealing but the foundry was the lesser of two evils and certainly a lot quieter so it was here where he spent the first 20 years of his working life. When Marshalls closed in the 1970’s Barry moved to James Maudes & Co Mansfield, a medium sized iron foundry specialising in the production of machine tool castings. He quickly became foundry manager and was responsible for the medium bay, making complex castings up to around 3000kg in weight.

During the early 1980’s Barry decided he wanted his own foundry and set up a small works  and it was here where Mark would visit after school and at weekends to watch the fascinating work being carried out. Mark was soon offered a part time job and became full time after leaving school and remained under Barry’s hand for 6 years.

During the next 5 years Mark became a journey man moulder working in a number of foundries up and down the country where he further advanced his skills and knowledge in the trade. He has been a professional member of the institute of cast metals engineers since 2002 and he regularly attends foundry related technical seminars all around the world.

In 2005 he also decided he wanted to set up his own foundry and secured suitable premises in his area. Some small moulding boxes were purchased and a homemade furnace was manufactured and he began making small castings for model engineers. As time went by orders increased and it was soon necessary to expand and Mark spent the next few years growing his business by ploughing back all his profits into new machinery and larger premises.

Today Mark now runs a successful and ever expanding foundry business. The ISO 9001 company manufactures castings in a variety of materials from simple nameplates to complicated severe service valves in exotic materials.

Mark Sutton Prof MICME

Mark Sutton Prof MICME

Proprietor

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Aluminium Bronze – it’s all in the casting!

Aluminium Bronzes form a family of tough, high-strength bronzes with good wearing qualities. They have high levels of hardness, excellent corrosion resistance, high thermal conductivity and high levels of fatigue resistance. Castings made in Aluminium Bronze are used...

Full Steam Ahead at Sutton’s Castings

Traditionally steam engine cylinders were without doubt some of the most difficult castings the foundry man had to produce and gave the pattern maker and moulder plenty to think about in order to obtain sound and accurate castings. They had to be made from a material...

ISO:9001 Accreditation process with Sutton Castings – by Colin Brown (ISO Consultants)

Mark Sutton Non Ferrous is that rare thing, an enterprise using skills that are over three thousand years old, trading with major customers across the UK, and about to benefit from ISO9001 accreditation as an SME “punching above it’s weight” Someone from a...
William Sutton at work on the cast

The ‘creative’ joy of making something – by Lynn Postle

Foundryman Mark Sutton Prof MICME believes in starting them early, which is why he encouraged his son William to get on to the shopfloor and check out what his dad does for a living. When the twelve year old asked for help with a project for his school to commemorate...
Steam Restoration

All the fun of the fairground – Savage fairground steam engine restoration project – by Mark Sutton

Frequently visitors to my foundry enquire as to whether I have anything interesting on at the moment and just recently I was able to answer a definite yes. The order in question was for a set of castings that were required to restore a circa 1880's Savage fairground...

We pride ourselves on;

  • Technical Excellence
  • Highly Skilled Workforce
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Consistently Good Customer Service

Contact

Sutton Castings
Cockliffe Hill Farm
Burntstump Hill
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 8PQ

Tel: 07527 851645
Fax: 0115 963 2596
Email: [email protected]

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