There are many benefits to vacuum casting in the investment casting process. Before we dive into that though, let’s talk a little about what vacuum casting for investment castings is.
What Is Vacuum Casting?
Vacuum casting is commonly used in generating prototypes and industrial parts. It is a flexible and reliable process that requires either a high-quality master model, such as the finished part, or a model created using stereolithography.
What Are the Benefits of Vacuum Casting?
Depending on what is required, using vacuum casting to create parts and prototypes can have many benefits.
From an aesthetic standpoint, vacuum casting creates an extremely high level of reproduction accuracy as well as finishing options. The vacuum casting process allows for specific coloring pigments to be added so that the final product will match the color of the company’s branding. Certain powders can also be mixed to give a variety of different finishes including gold, bronze, and marble.
From a functional standpoint, resins can be chosen to make the product shockproof, fire retardant, or electrical resistant. Turnaround time is also very fast with vacuum casting, making it an ideal process for anyone looking for a quick turnaround time on their product or prototype. Vacuum casting is also ideal for creating parts with unusual shapes.
What Should Vacuum Casting Be Used For?
Ideal applications for vacuum casting include the production of plastic prototype parts, prosthetic and medical devices, automotive and aerospace parts, decorative objects, such as wall plaques or short run custom ornaments, part integration and function testing, and product marketing.
Does Your Next Project Require Investment Castings?
The integrity of your next industrial project relies on the durability of your metal components. At Ferralloy, we dedicate our time and expertise to creating the highest-quality metalwork. So, if you are interested in our investment casting and vacuum casting capabilities or other services, contact us today to learn more!