Investment casting is an industrial process based on lost-wax casting, one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques. Because it is one of the oldest known metal forming techniques it has several advantages over other methods. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of investment castings and how you can buy them for your next project.
Since the result of the initial molding is basically the finished product, there is much less secondary machining and modifications that need to be done to the metal. This saves money in the long run as it cuts back on the time of the overall manufacturing process.
These molds are created with a high attention to detail, resulting in a final product of the utmost quality. Because of this, the strength of the metal is improved by reducing the weakening through overworking the final product. This is probably the biggest advantage of investment casting.
Typically, investment casting is done one part at a time. This gives customers the option to make customized lot sizes instead of having to purchase more parts than they really need. This saves the manufacturing plant significantly more time and resources.
Investment castings can be found in a variety of applications in many industries. These include medical equipment, textile machinery, construction machining and tools, food and beverage processing, and the pharmaceutical industry.
If you are looking to purchase investment castings for your next project, contact us at Ferralloy today.
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