Steel Investment Casting Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Casting Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel investment casting is a long and arduous process that is a necessity for the creation of many products and tools, from machine parts to golf club heads. Even though the casting process is thousands of years old, the process of casting metal has actually changed little since its original invention. With the exception of the types of tools and supplies used to melt and shape the metal, the overall stainless steel investment casting process remains the same. A typical casting session looks something like this: Wax molding: Wax...

  • Stainless Steel Investment Casting: Golf Clubs and More

    I am a terrible golfer. That's not to say that I don't enjoy it, but I have no illusions about my abilities as a golfer or my prospects for improvement. This past summer, after having played golf maybe a dozen times every year since late elementary school, I sank my first par. It was simultaneously exciting and embarrassing (but mostly exciting). My current set of clubs is composed mainly of stainless steel club heads and, I think, stainless shafts. They're certainly not professional quality, but I've never had a legitimate...

  • Benefits of Steel Investment Castings

    Steel investment castings are an inexpensive alternative to stainless steel castings. A metal casting is simply a piece of metal that started out as liquid metal. The metal is poured into a cast with the finished design of the desired part. Steel castings do not have the corrosion-resistant properties that stainless steel casings have, but they are much less expensive to manufacturer. In general, the oil and gas industry, automotive industry, agriculture industry, and the valve and pump industry use steel investment castings the most. Other industries prefer the use...

  • Zirconium (Zr), Inconel Metal Alloys Suppliers - Ferralloy.com

    www.ferralloy.com - We are experts in the foundry industry and can manufacture machined castings, forgings, Inconel, Rolled Rings and more to your exact specifications need. Contact us today for more details....

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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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Steel Investment Castings – Ferralloy Inc.
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