Precision Investment Casting
Who’s the best Precision Investment Casting manufacturing unit in India?
Find good quality Precision Investment Casting products at Sumangal Casting Pvt. Ltd., we are the leading investment casting products manufacturer and supplier in Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and many more places in the world.
We have a manufacturing plant in Rajkot providing a whole range of investment castings made from ferrous metals and its alloys including the cobalt and nickel super-alloy.
Our advanced casting process has an installed capacity of 600 MT per annum and it manufactures engineering components of the highest quality where one disposable pattern produces only one metal part.
What is Precision Investment Casting?
Precision investment casting uses an expendable injection wax molded wax pattern method that makes complex forms that have exceptional surface qualities. Precision investment casting is a great method that can get you exceptional accuracy in detailing a product despite their size and material type.
Benefits of Precision Investment Casting
IPrecision investment casting is known as a highly touted way of making a diverse range of metal parts and components. Few well-known benefits of precision investment casting are –
Excellent surface finish.
Can cast any metal.
High precision and dimensional accuracy.
No parting lines.
Extremely intricate parts can be made.
Mould and part versatility.
What’s the process of investment casting?
Investment casting is also known as lost-wax casting. It’s a process used by investment casting manufacturers in which a duplicate metal sculpture is made from an original sculpture. Intricate designs and work can be achieved through investment casting.
Pattern formation- First, an original wax model is made in the casting process.
Assembly- Then Precision investment moulds are created. These moulds resemble a tree and
Dewaxing- The hollow wax copy is then chased. In this process, a hot metal tool is used to even out any marks left and the wax is dressed to hide any imperfections to prepare the final finished look. Now, the wax looks like a finished piece. After this, the wax copy is sprued with a tree-like structure that’s meant to provide a path for the air to escape and the molten material to flow.
Pouring and solidification- A sprued wax copy is dipped into the slurry of silica and then sand-like stucco. The shell is prepared and allowed to dry. This process is repeated to achieve the desired thickness of the shell coating. For bigger pieces, the shell coating needs to be thicker. The inside of the cup is not coated and kept hollow. The core is then layered with fireproof material.
Sawing/cutting- Now the shell-coated piece is placed cup-down in a kiln where the shell gets hardened due to the heat and the wax is melted and runs out. This melted wax can be recovered to be reused.
Customization- The shell is now cooled and tested with free-flowing water through the vent tubes and feeder. If any cracks are discovered they’re patched with a thick paste.
Finish- The shell is reheated to remove any traces of moisture from it and to harden the applied paste. After this, the process of pouring is conducted. The shells are first placed in a tub of sand with their cups facing upward and then the molten metal which is melted in a furnace is poured into these shells. This process should be done carefully and the shells should be hot while the metal is poured into them or they will break if they are cold at the time of pouring.
Later the shell is removed and blasted away and the rough-casting is released. The spurs formed on the metal are cut off and these metal pieces that are cut off will be used in another casting process.
Now the metal cast is chased to remove all the signs of casting from the surface by smoothening it. After being polished the prepared casting now looks like the original model.