This is an investment casting foundry where scorching molten metal is poured into molds and turned into high strength aluminum and steel castings. So what exactly is investment casting? Also known as precision casting or lost wax casting. The investment casting process dates back more than 5,000 years and was used for making art and jewelry over the centuries. Today, investment casting is being seen as the future by many industries seeking lightweight and complex components.
It all begins with the production of a wax model or pattern which is created in the shape of the desired part. However, when time is short, patterns can also be made using 3D printing technologies allowing for rapid prototype castings to be completed much faster. Wax Patterns are typically made by injecting wax into a metal tool or dye. These patterns are attached to a wax tree, also called a sprue, which is used for the mold making process […]