Investment Casting Factoid: Why Not Sand Casting?

Apr 16, 2019

perator pouring molten metal in automatic casting line in foundry factoryInvestment casting offers significant advantages over sand casting in many cases, though not all. If high-quality, precision cast parts are not needed, sand casting might be a good choice because of its low cost. It can also produce very large parts of more than 250 pounds. However, if high-quality parts that meet exacting standards and specifications are required, investment casting is by far a better choice. Specialized alloys, thin walls, complex geometries and better finishes are all additional pluses of investment casting. It is important to understand the comparative benefits and capabilities when choosing a production process.