Investment Casting Quiz #4 – Robotic Dipping

What is investment casting robotic dipping, and what are its benefits?

Robotic dipping is the partial automation of mold production for investment casting. After wax patterns of desired parts are made, a cutting-edge robot will repeatedly dip sprue assemblies (a number of connected patterns) into a coating of stucco and ceramic. This is done several times to achieve the desired thickness and strength. The resulting shell will receive molten alloy and hold it until it cools into a cast part. Robotic dipping can add efficiency, consistency, and economy to the investment casting process. View a video of PPCP’s robotic dipping: