About Us

Malabou is your Investment Casting Specialist. Your project is in safe hands managed by ICI Certified Investment Casting Specialists.

Malabou is a New Zealand company servicing the metal component needs of clients around Australia, New Zealand, USA, Singapore and Malaysia

We have a reputation of meeting Quality and Delivery at Globally competitive prices.




Investment casting delivers near net shape components achieving:


  • Reduced Costs
  • Extensive Design Flexibility
  • Weight Reductions
  • Enhanced Aesthetics
  • Improved Functionality
  • Faster Throughput

The process allows for incredible choice in metal choice, including:


  • Carbon Steel
  • Medium Alloy Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tool Steels
  • Cobalt Alloys
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Brass and Bronze



  • Oil and Gas
  • Forestry
  • Medical and Diagnostic
  • Road Transport
  • Hydraulics
  • Fluid Handing
  • Earth Moving, Quarry and Mining
  • Pumps
  • Food and Beverage Equipment
  • Packing and Conveying



  • Investment Casting
  • IC Tooling Design and Manufacture
  • Heat Treatment
  • Comprehensive Machining
  • Surface Treatments and Coatings
  • Geometric Validation – CMM
  • Mechanical Testing – Tensile, Impact, Bend
  • Metal Chemistry -Spectrographic Analysis
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Full Certification, Verification and Traceability

Latest Articles & News

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Wear Resistant Castings

Wear is a complex field and there are numerous types of wear. Different types (and combinations) of wear mechanisms requires different approaches to the material selection and design.

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Part I. The Metallurgy of: “Alloy Selection for Elevated Temperature Application”

Introduction This is a complex subject in part due to the time dependant mechanical behaviour of metals under load at elevated temperature. At room temperature, we understand that a part is failing once it is past it’s yield point – plastic deformation is occurring. The part is completely destroyed once…

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Part II. The Metallurgy of: “Alloy Selection for Elevated Temperature Application”

Malabou cast special alloys that allow for castings to be used at elevated temperature’s, in some cases in excess of 1000°C. These heat resistant casting alloys consist of predominantly of combinations of nickel, chromium and iron together with small percentages of other elements. Castings made of these high temperature alloys…

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The Metallurgy of: “Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?”

Of course many of you will know the answer, some of you won’t & some of you will be surprised by the answer. Malabou specialises in making castings in stainless, alloy, mild, and tool steels and we are often asked this question. Background Metallurgy. At room temperature, Mild Steel is…

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