Common Defects in Castings

Sep 13, 2016

While investment casting seems straightforward on the surface, the process requires a great deal of expertise and experience. The metallurgy, science and process knowledge involved in producing high-quality, consistent castings is quite complex. A foundry without the necessary resources can encounter an array of issues that compromise the parts they produce. Among the key defects that can occur are porosity, poor surface finish, distortion, incomplete casting and voids in castings.