The investment casting process was one of the earliest processes
used to produce metal castings. The process has been described
as the lost wax process, precision casting and investment
casting. The latter name generally has been accepted to
distinguish the present industrial process from artistic,
medical and jewelry applications.
Investment casting process
In investment casting, patterns are produced in dies via
injection molding. For the most part, the patterns are made of
wax; however, some patterns are made of plastic or polystyrene.
Because the tooling cost for individual wax patterns is high,
investment casting normally is used when high volumes are
required. When cores are required, they are made of soluble wax
or ceramic materials.
Investment casting has many advantages including:
Excellent surface finishes
Tight dimensional tolerances
Reduced or eliminated machining requirements
Can be used to cast titanium and other super alloys
Significant cost savings for high volume production
Is investment casting the right option for you?
Investment casting is a precision casting process for
manufacturing intricate parts and complex shapes that cannot be
readily produced by other techniques or there are large volume
demands. Our cast parts can be found throughout the pulp & paper
and wood processing industries, where tools with very precise
design elements are required, and the plastics and oil & gas
industries where high volumes are required. We provide
investment castings for a variety of detailed parts including:
Doctor fingers (Pulp &Paper)
Teeth Inserts and Holders (Wood Processing)
Knife Holders (Plastic Industry)
Relief Valves (Oil & Gas)
We offer our investment casting to produce an actual cast part
to test for form, fit and function. This prototype cast part
allows us to determine the approximate final properties of the
cast parts. Rapid Prototype technology increases the overall
quality and cost-effectiveness of the casting. Contact us the
learn more about our services.
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