Comparative Design Flexibility of Casting Processes

Apr 18, 2017

For many industrial applications, the design flexibility of the casting process is an important decision-making factor. The casting processes with the most design flexibility are investment casting and machining processes. Machining, however, has some other significant disadvantages. Among the processes that have reasonably good design flexibility are rubber plaster molding, powder metal parts and metal injection molding. The processes with the least design flexibility are graphite permanent molding, precision sand casting, permanent mold parts and die casting. Consult with a foundry expert for more detailed information about the best process for a specific application.