How to Decide if Investment Casting is Right for You

Do you have an existing part that you are currently machining to achieve a specific geometry? There’s a good chance you could get better results with investment casting.

For anyone involved in precision components, the manufacturing process you select can have a significant impact on the final result you’ll achieve. It’s why so many design engineers find the arguments for investment casting so compelling. 

However, this doesn’t mean that investment casting is the ideal solution for every application. Like any manufacturing process, it is better suited to some applications than others. So how do you decide whether investment casting is right for your components?

In this short mini-guide, we’ll take you through some of the key areas to consider if you are thinking of converting a part to investment casting.

We’ll discuss the common challenges that lead to engineers to think about making a change to investment casting in the first place. We’ll look at the three F’s of form, fit, and function. And we’ll outline some of the cost considerations you’ll need to weigh.

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Last updated 12.06.2019