Manufacturers may wonder if the investment casting process is complex or simple. It’s actually both, depending on how you look at it. At a high level, it seems straightforward, and it has been utilized for thousands of years. In fact, investment casting is considered the oldest process of its type. Molds are created from tooling, molten alloys are poured in, the castings then are cooled, broken out of their shells, and finished if necessary. But diving deeper, great expertise and metallurgical knowledge are necessary to get excellent results. Working with numerous specialized alloys and addressing the countless nuances of the process takes experience, resources, and commitment. It’s important to choose the right foundry as your partner.