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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Traditional investment casting has been around for more than 5,000 years.
Tenders are invited for SUPER ALLOYS INVESTMENT CASTING & TI ALLOYS Development and supply of Body31 investment casting in TI6AL4V Titanium alloy, Dwg.
Proprietary methods allow PMI to create net or near net shape metal parts with lower cost and consistently better quality than traditional investment casting.
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.
We are pleased that Siemens Energy recognizes the value Alcoa's expertise in investment casting brings to building efficient and durable power generation equipment," said Allen Zwierzchowski, Vice President, APP.