Investment casting is the process in which hot, melted metal is poured into a cast mold in order to create a product or part. This is considered to be one of the most reliable methods that is used to form detailed parts and will often be used to create delicate machine parts. Precision casting is used when basic investment casting is not the right process for the job. Aided by computers, precision casting offers a process in which the most detailed and intricate parts and pieces can be made.
The benefits of precision casting are numerous, but here are four major areas in which precision casting can offer an advantage:
Customization: Both precision and investment casting allow for complete customization of a part. Once the customer submits a prototype of the part, the investment casting manufacturer is able to create an exact replica cast down to the very last detail.
Accuracy: High-quality pieces are what set investment casting apart for other processes. Parts that require a high attention to detail and accuracy are often made through precision casting in order to ensure that each piece is made in the best possible way that will have no problems fitting in their application.
Cost effective: Precise casting eliminates the need for virtually all other finishing processes such as grinding, machining, or polishing. This will cut your costs down, which turn results in your customers having to pay less for your product. This advantage in sales is enough to set your company apart from your competition.
Labor and cost savings: Custom orders can be completed in just a few steps, and can set to a specific number of pieces per order. So you do not have to pay for more pieces than you need. This will cut down on order processing times and for smaller custom orders investment casting can often times be a much less expensive process compared to alternatives.