Three Advantages of Investment Casting You Should Know About

Jun 27, 2017

While there are numerous reasons to choose investment casting to produce a huge assortment of parts, three of the key advantages are:

Near-Net-Shape Process – Unlike many other processes, investment casting produces parts that are very close to the exact shape of finished component. In most cases, this greatly reduces or even eliminates the need for costly machining and finishing.

Complex Geometries – Through the “lost wax” investment casting process, highly complex cavities can be produced and filled with molten alloys. Intricate parts can be produced in one piece, unlike other processes.

Long-Term Cost-Effectiveness – While the tooling required for investment casting can require additional up-front cost, the long-term cost of repeat runs can result in lower, big-picture cost. This is especially true for long production runs.