Investment casting process
Investment casting, also known as lost wax casting, is a manufacturing method in which a wax pattern is created and then coated with a ceramic slurry to make a mold. The wax is then melted out of the ceramic mold and molten metal is poured into the cavity. The molten metal solidifies, and the ceramic shell is then broken or blasted off, generating a metal casting. The investment casting process does not require a minimum order quantity and can cast parts ranging from a few ounces to upwards of 200 lbs, so it can be a manufacturing solution no matter what size project you are working on.
Benefits of Investment Casting
Because of the advantages of investment casting, you can create almost any configuration of your precision metal component. You could design any parts as complex, small, or large as you need.
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You will reduce secondary operations and tooling costs over multiple production runs. This process has the advantage to give the widest choice of alloys and produces less waste. You will maintain outstanding repeatability and incredibly tight tolerances. Stronger parts will be conceived and thinner walls for a small weight will be incorporated. You will be able to draft highly detailed surfaces and stamps.
- Production capacity: 250 clusters per day (parts of a maximum of 500 cubic millimetres). ( 0,03 cubic inches)
- Melting capacity: 6 T per day.
- Surface area: 74,000 ft2 ( 6875 m²) of factories, offices and warehouses.
- Personnel: 160 experienced employees.
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Alphacasting works with “experts and you” to provide rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and injection molded parts. We provide guidance to ensure parts are designed to deliver...Learn more
The lost wax process allows us to manufacture highly complex parts by delivering a variety of configuration details and specific surface finishes while complying to stringent tolerances.Learn more
Our modern 74,000-sq-ft facility is located in Montreal. It is 40% temperature controlled and features state-of-the-art equipment...Learn more
Because of its capacity to produce non-ferrous alloys, that meet high performance and output specifications, Alphacasting is chosen by Hi-tech industries.Learn more
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Sizing & Hipping
During the casting process, straightening is commonly required to remove bends and distortion. Straightening is required to remove any distortion in the castings caused by the...Learn more
Our tool room has all the necessary equipment for producing tooling for moulding parts and straightening fixtures.Learn more
Heat treatment is a high temperature tempering procedure that increases strength and wear resistance of stainless steel and aluminum aerospace investment castings.Learn more