When precise component dimensions are important, manufacturers can rely on the parts tolerances of investment casting. The precise tooling, mold making and other steps in the investment casting process can successfully produce exceptional quality precision cast parts that other processes cannot match. For example, investment casting typically achieves tolerances almost 40% better than sand casting. A major factor is the near-net-shape process of investment casting. It delivers significantly better quality and performance at a competitive cost over the long term.