Investment Casting Services
3Diligent provides both materials and technologies for investment casting suitable for projects for which you need net shape or near-net shape castings. You can benefit from significant cost savings in material, labor, and machining while making use of common metals such as aluminum, bronze, magnesium, carbon steel, and stainless steel.
Parts manufactured with investment casting include turbine blades, medical equipment, firearm components, gears, jewelry, golf club heads, and many other machine components with complex geometry.
Investment Casting Process Overview
Investment casting is the process of pouring molten metal into plaster or ceramic mold with high-heat resistance, letting it fill a custom-designed void in that mold, allowing it to cool, and then removing the solidified part from the mold. Relative to sand casting, this process is especially capable of achieving more delicate features. Typically, the pattern used to create the investment casting mold is created by 3D printing a master pattern and then put the part into a furnace where it can drip out, leaving a perfectly shaped void in which to pour metal.
Material Jetting Process at a Glance
- Standard Tolerance+/-.03" to +/- 3% depending on part size
- Stock Surface Finish~600 µin Ra
- Lead Time15 – 25 Business Days
- Maximum Size6" × 6" × 6" (150mm × 150mm × 150mm)
- Minimum Layer ThicknessN/A
- 0.01" (0.250mm) – Plaster Casting0.001" (0.025mm)
- Minimum Wall Thickness0.04" (1mm) dependent upon material
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