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Investment Casting Process Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of investment casting process companies and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top investment casting process companies with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find investment casting process companies that can design, engineer, and provide investment casting processes to your companies specifications. Then contact the investment casting process companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for suppliers of investment processes, welding processes, metallurgical processes, or customized investment casting processes of every type, this is the resource for you.

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Established in 1978, Ferralloy, Inc. has established and sustained a successful business by developing expertise in supplying our customer base high quality products, delivered on time at competitive prices. Our primary focus is in providing the metalworking industry with castings from the investment casting process, fabrications, forgings, machining and related products and services.
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Rimer Enterprises has been committed for over 50 years to serving the industry with complete casting capabilities, including investment casting processes. Our management team takes great pride in ensuring everything we do - from customer interaction to the delivery of castings - receives the utmost attention. During any project, we place the expertise of our skilled engineers at your disposal.
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The investment casting process has been around for thousands of years. Our company has only been around for 35 years, but we still know everything there is to know about the modern investment casting process. We believe in providing the best tools and highest quality products to all customers big or small. Find out more by contacting us today!
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Turn to MES, Inc. for top of the line investment casting. Our fairly priced solutions are long lasting and designed with your needs in mind. We are a leading provider of investment casting and our teams have a wide range of experience offering these services for various industries. If you would like more information then please give us a call today!
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For 60 years, Skat-Trak has been high quality investment castings to some of the largest companies in the U.S., serving industries including automotive, aerospace, and more. Our first priority in excellence is quality control. Skat-Trak is committed to providing the highest quality service to meet and exceed all customer and regulatory requirements. Every step of the investment casting process is closely monitored. Our process ensures the production of the best investment castings for you.
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Bimac Precision Castings produces world class investment castings to a diverse global market. We offer design review, prototyping, assembly, testing and innovation combined with prompt customer service and on time delivery in addition to the cost savings afforded by investment casting. A leader in the production of precision products through wax casting, Bimac Precision Castings your source for top quality investment cast products.
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Investment Casting Process

The investment casting process is a popular metallurgical technique used to create detailed industrial parts and components through the metallic replication of wax models. Though metal workers have several processes to choose from, this particular method of production allows for the creation of near net shape products with great detail that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to achieve with other casting methods and secondary processes such as welding and soldering.

Investment casting is among the most basic techniques used and as such delivers reliable results at a reasonable cost, though it is not always the most economic of options. In short, this multi-step process involves forming a mold around a wax pattern and allowing it to harden before melting away the wax, leaving a hardened shell that can be filled with molten metal and removed once the desired form is sufficiently cooled. The process is extremely versatile and with proper knowledge of the chemical formulas and molecular composition of the materials involved, manufacturers can instill specific attributes such as durability, magnetism or weight load while diminishing or eliminating negative characteristics. Proper mechanics also allow for castings to be as small as fractions of an inch thick or as much as 1,000 pounds in weight, though most investment casting products are 15 pounds or less. Such capabilities find investment castings in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, defense, food processing, electrical, railroad, mechanical, marine, electronic, textile, engineering and several other major industries.

Though relatively straightforward, the investment casting process involves a number of detailed steps. To begin, manufacturers must create a master die or wax pattern. Though not always made of wax, this feature gives the process its alternate names of wax casting and lost wax casting. This form is an exact replica of the part to be produced, in some cases it is the original prototype which may be either hand carved or carved by machine. It may also be made through injection molding. It is crucial that any flaws or imperfections be removed at this time and that exact specifications are met. The master die is then mounted on a wax rod known as a sprue using a heated metal tool. Several such patterns may be attached to one sprue forming a cluster known as a tree. The next step is to apply what is known as the investment. This ceramic slurry must coat the entirety of the wax mold. Common techniques include dipping the sprue or tree repeatedly into the investments of decreasing fineness until the desired thickness is achieved or alternately affixing the sprue in a flask and pouring the investment in around it. Once the investment dries and hardens, it is placed upside-down in an oven or furnace, causing the wax form to melt and run out leaving the desired mold. Additional heating ensures that all residue and moisture are gone and preheats the mold allowing the incoming molten metal to coat more evenly before cooling in mold. Once the metal is poured into the mold it is cooled and the hardened investment shell is removed via media blasting vibrations, hammers or a dissolving agent to reveal the seamless final product.

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