The investment casting process or lost wax process can produce the most intricate shapes in just about any alloy. In order to produce & machine these parts, you need to have in depth knowledge of the alloys and much experience. There is no other metal working process that provides the design freedom to easily cast complex intricate shapes and assemblies as the investment casting process. The lost wax method out performs any other casting process when it comes to superior surface finishes especially when compared to sand casted, forged or welded fabrications. Some specific benefits are:
The investment casting process provides reliable process controls and repeatability that are maintained from casting to casting.
The investment Casting routinely holds to tolerances of ± .005”/1”. This is not always possible with other types of casting processes.
- Amortization Lowers Tooling Cost
the initial wax injection mold to produce the patterns, averaged over the entire production quantity, is often lower than other casting tooling costs. Quality tooling produces a quality part and will be more cost efficient in the long run.
- Better for the Environment
an investment casting is produced from 9 wax patterns which in most cases can be reclaimed and used again. The wax pattern is a great way to see your part before it is cast, thus eliminating expensive revisions and reducing metal scrap. More importantly, the investment casting process produces parts to net or near net shapes which significantly reduces or eliminates the amount of secondary machining. Most scrap from secondary services like machining can be reused as well.
- Design & Casting Versatility
Investment Casting works with over 100 different ferrous and non-ferrous casting alloys. This allows our investment casting process to be used in a variety of industries as it produces a wide range of cast and casting based assemblies. Lost wax castings provide the maximum design flexibility for manufacturing complex, multi part products in many cases.
- Intricate Design
When using investment castings, design engineers can easily incorporate features such as logos, product ID's/numbers, and letters into their component. Thru holes, slots, blind holes, external and internal splines, gears, and thread profiles can often be cast to reduce secondary machining time and total part cost.
we can supply a single component from 50 gm to 50 Kg.
- Material offered
we can supply Components in Carbon steel, Alloy steel and Stainless Steel as customer specification.