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Light Rail & Tram

DaviesBaird is the leading supplier of cast manganese steel switches, mates and crossings


DaviesBaird is a specialist supplier of high quality castings to the rail and transport industries as well as marine and other industries. The business commenced in 1883 in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick.and moved to Coburg in 1968. In 2015 it became a division of Castcorp Pty Ltd and was relocated to Revesby NSW.

Over the years we have accumulated a vast store of research data and practical experience in manufacturing ferrous castings for high specification engineered applications, in particular for:

Apart from supplying local and interstate customers within Australia, DaviesBaird, export to markets including North America and East Asia.

We specialise in in the manufacture of manganese steel castings for rail trackwork, with extensive machining and assembly facilities for these products. Our customers include end user operators Light Rail Systems, and Original Equipment Manufacturers of turnouts, switches and crossings.

Our present day facilities produce a wide range of quality steel and alloy castings up to a maximum weight of 3000kg. DaviesBaird have an experienced labour force who are skilled at jobbing work. We also have a mould production line for short runs of repetitive castings up to around 150kg mass.

The alloys melted include mild, low alloy, high tensile, high alloy, wear resistant, corrosion resistant and heat resistant steels.

Castings can be supplied in the fully machined condition using a number of qualified suppliers.

Testing facilities in house include spectrometer, radiographic, ultrasonic, dye penetrant, magnetic particle and hardness testing. Our laboratories are accredited by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities of Australia) Our foundry holds Quality certification is to ISO 9001:2008.

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DaviesBaird are more than a steel foundry. We are able to offer a number of services, utilising the metallurgical and engineering resources we have available. Read More>>


DaviesBaird is a foundry and engineering company, supplying castings, testing, machining, and assembly that always meets or exceeds customer’s requirements. Read More>>

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