Investment casting components offer an array of advantages for a variety of industries. Utilizing wax molds and ceramic cores to craft components with intricate details in various shapes and sizes, components made from investment casting are durable and cost-efficient with repeatable accuracy that is hard to replicate from other methods.
Such components can be produced as metal components, such as stainless steel, superalloys and aluminum to name a few; making them suitable for many industrial needs. With this method, you get components with a consistently smooth surface finish that require fewer post-production insights than other processes.
Ceramic Cores for Investment Casting
Ceramic cores for investment casting have become increasingly popular in many industries due to their ability to help reduce costs and provide precise, intricate designs with fewer time-consuming steps. By utilizing ceramic cores in the investment casting process, we’re able to quickly create complex parts without sacrificing accuracy. Additionally, ceramic cores can help improve production efficiency and product quality by creating castings that require little to no post processing work. With TA&T's ceramic cores, you can achieve better part geometry and improve production process with reduced scrap rates and lower cycle times.
Investment-cast components utilizing TA&T’s ceramic core technology provide an invaluable service to a wide variety of industries including aerospace, industrial markets, healthcare, sports and automotive. These specially designed ceramic structures are used as sacrificial tools in the forming of cavities which cannot practically or accurately be machined. With demand growing across these sectors, their importance continues unabated. Stay ahead of your competition and make sure you can offer products designed and manufactured using the best technology available.
Common Investment Casting Applications
Investment casting is an ancient method of metalworking that dates back centuries. Originally in this practice, a wax pattern is surrounded and clothed in ceramic, plaster, or plastic. Then, intricate castings with detailed contours and shapes would be formed by pouring molten metal into the shell mold. With the advances in technology and innovation throughout history, industries have continued to adapt and evolve this process making it valuable for manufacturing investment casting components that require great accuracy and speed to market.