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Four More Defects to Avoid

Four More Defects to Avoid

A foundry with highly skilled, experienced investment casting professionals can prevent the four casting defects discussed in our previous post. Following are four more to avoid:   Runout – is when molten alloy seeps out of the mold while it is filled. It can...

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Avoid Investment Casting Defects

Avoid Investment Casting Defects

Investment casting may seem like a fairly simple process on the surface, but it requires significant experience and expertise to avoid investment casting defects. Here are four common types of defects:   Misrun – occurs when the molten alloy does not completely...

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Investment Casting Quiz Answers

Investment Casting Quiz Answers

If you took the short investment casting quiz we presented in our last post (dated ________), we hope you did well. To find out, here are our investment casting quiz answers:   How long ago did people begin using investment (or lost wax) casting? 1,000 years?...

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Investment Casting Quiz

Investment Casting Quiz

Do you think you’re pretty knowledgeable about investment casting? See if you can correctly answer the following five questions:    How long ago did people begin using investment (or lost wax) casting? 1,000 years? 2,500 years? 5,000 years?  What is the PED (European...

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Alloys for Investment Casting

Alloys for Investment Casting

While common alloys are often appropriate for a wide range of applications, some have special requirements, which is why PPCP offers an extensive selection of specialized alloys for investment casting. Here are categories of alloys that are available:    Stainless...

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Investment Casting over Sand Casting

Investment Casting over Sand Casting

When choosing a production process, many manufacturers select investment casting over sand casting because of its significant advantages. Consider these three important factors:    1 – Mold Versatility: Investment casting molds can accommodate more complex,...

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Investment Casting Applications

Investment Casting Applications

Happy New Year! If you are starting off 2024 considering different manufacturing processes for your parts, you should know about the many and diverse investment casting applications. The investment casting process is extremely versatile and accommodating of a vast...

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A PPCP Christmas Season Wish

A PPCP Christmas Season Wish

During the year, we are all so focused on our many immediate priorities and concerns that we sometimes don’t take the time to remember the most important things like family, friends and partners. Every year during the Christmas and holiday season, we at PPCP like to...

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End-of-Year Investment Casting Value Checkup

End-of-Year Investment Casting Value Checkup

Before you start the new production year, it’s a good idea to do an end-of-year investment casting value checkup. There are many important considerations when evaluating the value you are receiving from your parts supplier. Some are clearly tangible and measurable....

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End-of-Year Foundry Checkup

End-of-Year Foundry Checkup

Is your investment casting partner the best one for your needs? Find out with an end-of-year foundry checkup. While there are many capabilities and characteristics that determine whether your foundry is the right one for you, these are among the most important:  ...

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End-of-Year Investment Casting Checkup

End-of-Year Investment Casting Checkup

As we come to the end of 2023, it’s a great time to do an end-of-year investment casting checkup. Many manufacturers are satisfied with the quality of their precision cast parts, not realizing that they could be better. Without knowing it, some may be missing valuable...

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

As we get ready to watch the Thanksgiving Day football games, enjoy the parades, and feast on bountiful turkey dinners with friends and loved ones, we should also take time to give thanks for our good fortune and blessings. At PPCP, we never forget how important our...

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Giving Thanks

Investment Casting Expertise

One of the most important factors in ensuring the quality of your precision cast parts is your foundry’s investment casting expertise. It takes years of training and experience, plus ongoing learning about processes and materials to gain and hone the ability to...

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Questions About Investment Casting?

Questions About Investment Casting?

The process may seem straightforward on the surface, but many people have questions about investment casting, how it works and if it’s right for their applications. At PPCP, we have the answers, whether it’s concerning the process itself, the alloys it can...

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Key Advantages of Investment Casting

Key Advantages of Investment Casting

When deciding which production process to use for your parts and components, it is helpful and beneficial to know about the key advantages of investment casting. They add up to exceptional quality, reliability and value. Consider these investment casting advantages:...

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Investment Castings for Pumps

Investment Castings for Pumps

If you have wondered if investment casting is right for pumps, the answer is a resounding “yes”! Whatever your industry or application, investment casting can almost certainly meet your needs better than many other processes. It can accommodate numerous alloys, from...

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Investment Casting for Specialized Hardware

Investment Casting for Specialized Hardware

When you need unique parts, you can rely on investment casting for your specialized hardware needs. Investment casting offers the versatility and capabilities to produce a virtually endless range of very small to very large parts with highly diverse characteristics....

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Investment Casting for Gas and Air Compressors

Investment Casting for Gas and Air Compressors

Many manufacturers have discovered the extensive benefits of investment casting for gas and air compressors. These devices often demand extremely precise tolerances and specifications to properly perform in vital applications. Investment casting is ideal for making...

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