Among the specialized investment casting alloys are cobalt-chromium alloys. These alloys can be customized and adjusted as needed to deliver the necessary properties for specialized applications. Typically, cobalt-chromium alloys are highly resistant to wear, corrosion and galling. In addition, they tend to retain their properties at high temperatures. The durability, hardness and low level of malleability produce parts that are well-suited for cutting tool and other demanding applications. An added plus is that cobalt-chromium alloys performs well in the investment casting process, enabling the production of high-quality, near-net-shape castings.