Cutting costs in manufacturing is more important than ever, which is one of the reasons why many companies rely on investment casting to reduce material waste. The key reason why is because investment casting is a near-net-shape process. Molten alloys fill molds that are designed to produce casting that are as close as possible to the part’s final specifications. This greatly reduces the need for machining and finishing work and significantly cuts material waste. Less waste means lower cost and fewer environmental issues. Investment casting can produce higher quality parts, save money and advance sustainability.