5 Key Advantages of Investment Casting

Jul 11, 2023

When choosing a process for producing cast parts, consider these five key advantages of investment casting:

  1. Alloy Flexibility – Investment casting can accommodate a much wider range of alloys than many other processes. It can cast everything from common metals like iron, steel and aluminum to highly specialized alloys of diverse compositions.
  2. Intricate Designs – Molten alloys are poured into continuous molds, making it possible to accommodate complex designs with sharp angles and complicated geometries.
  3. Accuracy – Investment casting is a near-net-shape process, which can deliver extremely accurate finished parts. Tolerances down to a tiny fraction of a millimeter are achieved.
  4. Surface Finish – The investment casting process can produce parts with exceptionally fine finishes without much or any post-casting work.
  5. Part Sizes – Investment casting can be used to produce a wide range of parts, from just a few ounces to hundreds of pounds.

These and other benefits make investment casting a great choice for many applications.