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Precision Investment Casting Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of precision investment casting companies and suppliers. Find precision investment casting companies that can design, engineer, and provide precision investment casting to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top precision investment casting companies with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the precision investment casting companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of precision castings, wax casting, and master dies of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

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  • Cleveland, OH 440-250-1900

    For over 30 years, we have provided metal forged products for a wide variety of industries, including the aerospace, military, food service, medical, and automotive industries. Our customers know they can trust our forgings for quality and affordability. We will never try to make you pay more than you should for our products. Contact us by phone or email to find out more!

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  • Waterville, OH 419-878-8156

    It is our goal to provide our customers with the best precision investment casting in the business. We make it our business to ensure that your business is operating at top efficiency and profitability. We have over 6 decades of industry experience that we use to benefit our customers, including in-house tooling. You can learn more by visiting our website or calling us today!

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  • Diamond Bar, CA 877-484-6776

    At Impro, we have top-of-the-line equipment for the most demanding investment casting requirements. Our equipment and automation process controls allow us to work with different ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, and maintain consistent and repeatable tolerances as close as ± 0.1 mm. Our investment castings are dimensionally and geometrically complex and produced to net shape, minimizing the need for secondary machining. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Lafayette, IN 765-463-7455

    Founded in 2011, Lodestar Quality LLC is a knowledge-driven custom manufacturing solutions provider that provides manufacturers of products a full range of services from innovative design and engineering, to sourcing and production using best in class quality control methods in a cost efficient manner. Focus areas include fabrications, castings, machining and forging, plastic products, and mechatronics.

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  • Indianapolis, IN 866-585-2578

    IQE, LLC has been a leading manufacturer of investment castings since 2004. Manufacturing services include Investment Casting, Aluminum Die Casting, Steel Forging, and Iron Sand Casting. IQE, LLC also has manufacturing facilities in China to ensure that our product is cost-effective to give our consumers the best price possible. Quality and customer satisfaction is the goal of our service.

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  • Terre Haute, IN 800-467-6252

    We act as a single-source aluminum investment casting partner for all our customers. We also act as a domestic and global supplier for all our products. We create products for industries including appliance, HVAC, electrical, construction, medical, and automotive. No matter what industry you are in, we can help you find the right solution. Contact us for more info!

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  • Greenville, SC 864-990-0762

    Bunty LLC is a leading manufacturer of investment castings. We pride ourselves on our fast production, high quality parts, and low cost production.Some industries we serve include automotive, aerospace, and medical. Bunty LLC is ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, and CVMSDC certified.

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  • Warsaw, IN 574-696-9990

    Texmo Precision Castings has state-of-the-art capabilities for manufacture of castings through the lost wax process. Backed by an excellent information system, Texmo Precision Castings tracks customer orders from order receipt to shipping. Multiple semi-automatic wax presses fitted with premium temperature and hydraulic controls ensure repeatability in wax pattern manufacture.

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Precision Investment Casting Industry Information

Precision Investment Casting

Also referred to as wax casting or investment casting, precision investment casting is a reliable and precise metal casting process that creates complex metal components from a wax pattern (also known as a master die). Components of a wide range of shapes, sizes, and weights can be made from precision investment casting. Precision investment casting includes stainless steel casting, carbon steel casting, rapid prototype casting, aluminum casting, brass and bronze casting, specialty alloy casting, and off-shore investment casting.

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Advantages of Precision Investment Casting

Precision investment casting is advantageous to other methods. Precision investment casting can create parts with closer tolerances and a more sleek surface finish than sand casting. This removes the necessity for machining and additional processes and offers detailed capabilities such as the creation of logos and lettering. As opposed to machining, precision investment casting can produce parts over long production runs at a much lower cost per piece and with much less material waste. Investment casting has a much greater amount of precision and accuracy than the metal fabrication process. It is also much less labor intensive, significantly less costly, and allows for a wider variety of metals that can be used. Finally, the metal fabrication process may require more than one piece to be used to construct a part, while precision investment casting allows for the part to be made with only one piece. As opposed to die casting, precision investment casting is more inexpensive, has shorter lead times, produces components much closer to the net shape, and allows for greater flexibility with alloys. This includes ferrous materials that cannot be made with die casting. Finally, investment casting is favored over forging due to its ability to produce parts with cored geometries, which the forging process is incapable of doing.

Investment Casting Process

In order to produce precise components, the investment casting process follows a series of complex steps. The first step involves the creation of a wax pattern or a master die. The master die is a replica of the desired part. Sometimes, the master die can even be the part prototype, which is either hand carved or made by machine or by injection molding. Before moving on to the next step, all flaws and imperfections must be removed from the master die in order to make sure it exactly resembles the part to be produced. Using a heated metal tool, the master die is mounted on a wax rod called a sprue. In some cases, one sprue can hold several patterns at once. This cluster is also known as a tree. Once the dies are in place on the sprue, they are repeatedly dipped into the ceramic slurry or the investment. The investment must evenly coat the entire mold, and it is dipped until it achieves the desired thickness. Alternatively, instead of dipping, the sprue can be affixed to a flask, and the investment can be poured around it.

After the mold is immersed in the investment, it is then dried in a furnace or oven. The heat melts the initial wax form and causes it to run out, leaving the desired mold behind. Residue and excess moisture is removed through additional heating. The heating process has the additional benefit of preheating the mold, allowing it to be more evenly coated by incoming molten metal. Once the molten metal is poured into the mold, cooled, and solidified, the investment mold is removed to reveal the precise and seamless final product. This can be done by way of either hammers, dissolving agents, or media blasting vibrations.

Applications of Precision Investment Casting

The investment casting process can enable manufacturers to produce accurate dimensional precision parts. Because of this, investment casting is utilized across a variety of industries, such as automotive, dental, medical, aerospace, and jewelry. The fabrication of precision components through the investment casting process can be accomplished easily, with little to no variation between the molded parts. Common Components that can be made through investment casting include braces, medical equipment, automotive engine parts, and high-precision engineering and mechanical parts. Some applications require these components to be cast from specialized alloys that would otherwise require additional processes to complete, such as removing joining lines or joining more than one part together. Precision investment casting is more costly than other casting methods, but it allows for more flexibility in design, detail, and metal choices. Furthermore, precision investment casting eliminates the need for additional steps such as welding or finishing, which minimizes the procedure’s overall initial cost.



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