ProtoCAM creates investment castings and lost
wax castings where metal parts are needed quickly. This is
also called lost wax casting.
Investment casting is good if
you want multiple metal parts quickly without expensive
tooling. It is typically used for
low quantity (10-50) requirements. For less than 10 pieces
or for very quick turnaround, ProtoCAM would recommend QuickCast
patterns for use as investment castings.
The Investment Casting
To rapidly make investment castings/metal parts, ProtoCAM
uses stereolithography to make the pattern, create an
RTV mold from the pattern, and then use the RTV mold to
the lost wax casting. From the lost wax casting, the metal
are created. The pattern is dipped in ceramic slurry and
then is heated to burn out the wax, creating the cavity
cast a single metal part. After casting, the ceramic shell
is shattered, revealing the part.
- Equipment - SLA machines,
vacuum casting machines
- Benefits - quick turn, parts in
2-4 weeks, expediting is also available.
- Features - The
investment casting process typically creates parts that
require less post-casting machining
to remove flashing and surface preparation.
- Materials - steel, Everdur (bronze mix), aluminum, ferrous and non-ferrous
- Applications/Uses - Any industry or customers
who need metal parts for form fit function
Contact ProtoCAM for Investment
Castings, Lost Wax Castings and QuickCast Patterns
Contact Us to inquire
about how ProtoCAM can help you with your investment
and prototype metal parts needs or to request