Investment casting is an excellent choice for making precision cast parts for an almost limitless variety of components, applications and industries. A clear understanding of investment casting is helpful in determining whether it is best for any specific application.
Pennsylvania Precision Cast Parts utilizes a nine-step process to produce castings from an extensive range of common and specialty alloys in sizes up to 250 pounds. The steps include:
- Tooling and Pattern Making
- Pattern Assembly
- Dipping and Coating
- De-Waxing and Firing
- Testing and Inspection
- Packing and Shipping
Other foundries may use somewhat different steps, but the process is basically the same. Check back for a series of posts providing more detail on each of the investment casting process.