Investment casting patterns delivered faster and more affordably with 3D printing.

As one of the oldest-known metal forming techniques, investment casting remains an effective manufacturing methodology many centuries after its introduction. Investment casting begins with a pattern, around which a ceramic shell is formed through a dipping and firing process. The firing process removes the initial pattern, leaving behind an empty vessel for metal pouring. Also known as a sacrificial pattern, the ceramic shell is broken away once the metal has cooled, leaving behind a final metal part.

The investment casting process works with an incredibly diverse range of metals, and the end results are geometrically precise to the mold that shapes them. When all is said and done, it’s an incredibly useful technique, but traditional methods to acquire the casting pattern are not always the most time- or cost-effective.

To learn more about investment casting solutions, read the full blog post here. 

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