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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APP produces investment castings for aerospace and industrial gas turbines at Gennevilliers, France.
PMI uses proprietary methods to create consistent, high quality investment castings.
Wax models can be produced in hours and turned into investment castings within a week, compared with the overall lead time of five to six weeks using conventional methods.
The general manager of another Ohio-based machine operation says that one of the main reasons he buys investment castings is that he can't get the needed material in bar stock and prefers not to use sand castings.
Para-Ordnance is the most prominent manufacturer of 1911s produced by investment castings.
The Johnson Matthey investment castings operation, in St.
The goal is to reduce the time needed to produce high-quality investment castings by integrating not only rapid prototyping but solid modeling and casting simulation technologies.
With this acquisition, ATI is now integrated in the production of titanium investment castings from titanium sponge to precision machined finished parts.

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