Casting Process Selection Guide

Mar 26, 2015

Choosing the optimal process for casting parts can make a significant difference in quality, performance, cost effectiveness and more. PPCP has developed a basic selection guide for evaluating the pros and cons of several processes:

  • Investment Casting
  • Sand Casting
  • Die Casting
  • Permanent Molding

It touches on several key decision-making factors:

  • Alloys Selection
  • Cost for High and Low Quantities of Castings
  • Part Weight Range
  • Dimensional Tolerances
  • Casting Wall Thickness
  • Finishes
  • Design Complexity Capabilities
  • Design Changes During Production

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