If your top priority is to improve casting parts consistency, this is a good time to take a look at the investment casting process. In many commercial and industrial applications, attaining highly consistent parts is critical. Investment casting may be the answer for you. As a near-net-shape process, investment casting greatly reduces or eliminates the need for machining and finishing work required. That results in fewer opportunities for parts variations and inaccuracies. Investment casting is especially valuable for medium or long parts runs, even a small percentage of inconsistent parts becomes an issue. It also can significantly reduce the total cost per part.