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Steel Investment Casting Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of steel investment casting companies and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source steel investment casting companies with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate steel investment casting companies that will design, engineer, and provide steel investment casting for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading steel investment casting companies. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right suppliers whether you are looking for stainless steel investment casting, wax replications, or iron steel alloys.

  • 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

    We believe in providing the best to all customers. Whether you are looking for aluminum, steel investment castings or something else, we can help you get the products that you need. We even offer in-house tooling to ensure that you get your products faster. Contact us for additional details and info 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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  • Mesa, AZ 818-486-1522

    ZETWERK provides high-quality investment casting components using ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. We use gravity fed and vacuum casting methods to create our castings with a range up to 30 kgs. ZETWERK is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified. Our investment casting plants are ISO 13485:2016 certified.

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  • Douglassville, PA 610-385-6091

    Precision Technology is a manufacturer of ferrous castings and non-ferrous castings. We serve the aerospace, commercial and military markets with high-quality investment castings. Products from ounces to one hundred pounds are produced by us. We also offer painting, plating and assembly services.

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Steel Investment Castings

Steel investment casting is a type of casting in which wax models or patterns are used to make metallic replications of a part or component using any of the many alloys within the steel family. Iron is the most prominent element in steel alloys, with carbon coming in second. Additional elements such as manganese, chromium, vanadium, and tungsten may be included in steel investment castings.

The strength and durability of a particular casting is largely dependent upon the specific metallurgical composition. In general, steel and especially stainless steel investment castings are popular in industrial applications as they are stronger than cast iron, wrought iron and malleable iron. These parts are capable of enduring shocks, wear and heavy loads. Though these features can be attributed in large part to the material itself, investment casting allows for the creation of completed precision parts with no flash or parting lines. Because the wax molds are exact replicas of the desired final product, accuracy is easily attained and parts rarely require additional processing. Because steel investment castings are used in such varied industries as aerospace, automotive, construction, dental, medical, military, mining, food processing, sports and telecommunications; it is important to consider the design and material used to create a specific component to ensure it is suited to its intended use.

When ordering steel investment castings, the type of steel that will be used to produce the part must be identified. Steel investment castings are usually ordered to ASTM requirements and may be made from carbon steel, low and high alloys steel, low temperature steel, heat resistant steel and stainless steel among others. By specifying the test methods for an order, the requirements of the material can be guaranteed. Though the material composition of the steel is variable, the investment casting process is relatively straightforward. First, a wax pattern is carved by hand, machine or created through injection molding. This model is often a prototype and must meet the exact specifications of the finished part. The wax master die is then mounted on a wax rod known as a sprue. In some cases several dies are attached to a single sprue creating what is known as a tree. The assembly is then dipped into a ceramic slurry known as the investment until thoroughly covered. For particularly complex designs, the sprue may be placed in a flask that is then filled with investment and vibrated to remove air pockets and ensure complete adherence to the pattern. This coating is then dried and hardened using an oven or furnace which also melts the wax. Additional heating may be required to remove moisture or wax residue. As the wax runs out, a hollow shell is left. Molten steel is poured into it. Once the steel is fully cooled the shell is removed by water-blasting, dissolving agent or other method to reveal the finished steel product.

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