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.
The push toward light-weighting and the development of topology optimization tools will significantly increase the demand for castings which cannot be molded using conventional wax pattern tooling (example Geometry 4) and can only be cast using hybrid investment casting
. This increase in demand will be at the cost of demand for conventional investment castings
Signicast Corporation is a Form Technologies company that manufactures and markets investment castings
in the United States.
PMI uses proprietary methods to create consistent, high quality investment castings
. PMI's unique systems are tailored to small sizes (fractions of an ounce to 10 pounds) and small to medium quantity (<100 to 100,000+) production runs.
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.
Then there's Signicast Corp., a southeast Wis.-based producer of investment castings
which has over the same period grown its operations and revenues to unprecedented levels.
Para-Ordnance is the most prominent manufacturer of 1911s produced by investment castings
. The Canadian handgun maker boasts thousands of satisfied customers.
OFC is a small business that has manufactured aluminum investment castings
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.
Catharines is one of Canada's largest manufacturers of commercial investment castings
, producing a wide range of ferrous and nonferrous castings for a diversified list of industrial customers worldwide.