The investment casting process offers many unique benefits, including:
Designers have a vast array of alloy choices and great flexibility in external and internal configurations. In addition, unlike other casting methods, there are no draft requirements in the investment casting process.
Investment castings are produced to close tolerances and near-net size. There is little secondary machining required, resulting in savings in machining time and material costs.
Thin and thick sections can be cast as one piece, and weldments can be replaced with single piece castings.
Good Mechanical Properties
Investment castings have mechanical properties that are better than any other casting technologies.
Curved and shaped surfaces are easy to produce, integrally cast marking and logos are possible and the surface finish of investment castings is consistently better than 125 RMS
The investment casting process produces a reliable and consistent product. At American Casting Company, our AS 9100 certified process control system yields remarkable consistency from part to part as well as from batch to batch. This reproducibility feature means our customers will save time in both machine set up and assembly.