investment casting


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investment casting

[in′ves·mənt ‚kast·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A casting method designed to achieve high dimensional accuracy for small castings by making a mold of refractory slurry, which sets at room temperature, surrounding a wax pattern which is then melted out to leave a mold without joints.
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Singapore, Singapore, June 02, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Investment casting is one of the many metal casting processes using additive rather than subtractive process to produce precision parts.
21 February 2019 - Wisconsin, US-based investment castings manufacturer SIgnicast has agreed to acquire Netherlands-based investment casting specialist CIREX from Amsterdam-based Convent and Nedvest to expand its precision casting footprint outside the US, the company said.
Throughout his studies, he has had some exposure to investment casting, and the senior capstone project he chose to work on with MetalTek International's Investcast division gave him even more experience.
The investment casting process used by the company is also known as the 'lost wax process' and is one of the oldest manufacturing methods, with examples of its uses going back several thousand years in the production of gold jewellery and statues by the Egyptians.
Used to form precise and intricate metal shapes, investment casting can offer tool and die makers, machine operations, and their customers considerable finishing plus savings of time, material and labor.
The process and production of mechanical parts through investment casting made from steel allowed us to save weight while at the same time achieving an optimized structural behavior with greater efficiency.
assisted a leading aeronautical instrumentation manufacturer in designing a jet aircraft's flight instrument housing, which takes full advantage of the investment casting process.
Northern Precision Casting Company (NPC) said its investment casting process yielded a 50 percent cost savings for Caterpillar in the manufacturing of a transmission lever neutralizer, compared with the former sand casting process.
Many other companies also utilize the cost-efficient method of investment casting.
Burmah said Remet will be merged with its existing investment casting operation, Dussek Campbell Yates, producing combined turnover of some USD60 million a year in a world market valued at some USD200 million (Euro 196 million), with forecast growth between six and 7% annually.
One involved investment casting and the other, metal-powder tooling produced by Keltool Inc.
will be exhibiting cobalt nucleating compounds at the Investment Casting Institute's (ICI) 65th Annual Technical Conference and Expo in Kansas City, MO, October 21-24, 2018.