Casting Service

For Medium- to High-Volume Fabrication

A Wide Range of Casting Service to Address Any Project Need

High-Fidelity Casting of Silicones, Urethanes, and Metals

3Diligent's casting service includes a variety of options to meet your needs, regardless of volume or material needs. Using our extensive 3D printing capability to produce high-fidelity master patterns, we are able to deliver outstanding urethane (Room Temperature Vulcanization {RTV}) and silicone castings.

If you're seeking metal castings, 3Diligent provides both sand casting and investment casting approaches to support you from prototype to production volumes.

Casting Service Overview

Casting, a manufacturing process dating back 7,000 years, is often used to create heavy equipment such as machine tool beds, ship propellers, and the like. Parts can be cast at the required size and as one piece, rather than by joining smaller pieces together as you might with other types of processes. With casting, complex shapes—difficult or uneconomical with other rapid-manufacturing methods—are possible. 

To create a casting, a liquid material is usually poured into the hallow cavity of a mold, allowed to solidify, and then ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Metals or various time-setting materials that cure after mixing two or more components together (e.g., epoxy, concrete, plaster, clay) are ideal for creating castings. 

3Diligent technologies: investment casting

Casting (Expendable Mold, Expendable Pattern) Service

Expendable mold casting refers to the use of temporary, non-resuable molds in the casting process. The class of casting processes includes sand casting, plastic casting, shell casting, plaster casting, and investment (lost-wax technique) casting. 

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3Diligent technologies: metal casting

PERMANENT MOLD CASTING SERVICE

When casting metals, the permanent mold casting process can be used. Similar to sand casting, molten metal is poured into a reusable (permanent) mold that is clamped shut allowing the material to cool and solidify.  Typically gravity is used to fill the mold, though sometimes gas pressure or a vacuum are used.

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