The investment casting process is a superior casting method for complex shapes or finely detailed castings, giving designers the flexibility to make superior products. Investment casting can save money by eliminating costly and time-consuming machining operations and reducing product mass through better design. A good surface finish is achievable with investment casting and can be suited to match its requirements.
Investment Casting has many benefits, all of which ensuring that your finished components meet all of your requirements. Some specific benefits are:
1) Design flexibility and capability
One of the key benefits of investment castings is freedom of design. Infinite choice of alloys and design flexibility of internal and external configurations is seen as a plus.
The investment casting process provides reliable process controls and repeatability that is maintained from casting to casting.
3) Low tooling costs
Initial tooling costs averaged over the parts produced are often less than other manufacturing tooling costs.
4) Design & Casting Versatility
Investment castings provide the maximum design flexibility for manufacturing complex, multi part products in many cases.
5) Quantity Control
The Investment Casting process can be utilized to produce components in smaller runs as well as in batches with quantities in the thousands.
6) Surface Finish
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It is able to deliver close dimensional tolerances.
8) Choice Of Material
Investment Castings can be produced from a wide range of materials, covering most properties to satisfy your requirements.
9) Reduced secondary machining
Secondary machining operations are one of the most costly components of manufacturing. Converting to investment casting reduces or eliminates machining, as parts can be cast as-is with near-net shape, intricate geometries. Multiple parts that required significant machining to create a single assembly can be cast into stronger, more cost effective investment castings.
10) 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.
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