Investment Casting Valuable Resource #4

Understanding the critical importance of parts testing during the casting process is addressed in our investment casting valuable resource #4. A list of PPCP’s tests can be found on the PPCP fact sheet. (link: The testing of precision cast parts is vital to ensuring the production of top-quality castings that consistently achieve the necessary specifications and performance. The wide array of tests and processes that are utilized measure and confirm physical characteristics, performance and other considerations. Straightforward mechanical testing can assess characteristics such as tensile strength and hardness. Advanced technologies such as spectrographic analysis can scan the metal’s interior structure to find any faults and ensure quality. PPCP’s foundry professionals can help determine which tests are appropriate for each part and application.