Convert Weldment to Investment Casting

convert welding into casting

As an investment casting manufacturer, we are always looking at ways to improve our product performance in a lower cost for our customers without changing its original design. One effective way is to achieve this for our customers by converting current weldments into investment castings. Converting weldments to investment castings is new hot trend that current customers choose the manufacturing process for their products. Due to the advantages of investment casting, more manufacturing companies are producing metal parts in whole investment…

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What is Investment Casting?

investment casting process

Investment casting is a metalworking manufacturing process with long history that traces back to thousands of years ago. In investment casting, molten liquid metal is poured into an ceramic shell mold. The mold is formed by using a wax pattern – a replica of the desired part. The pattern is dipped into ceramic slurry to form a layer coating. Investment casting is also called lost wax casting because after wax pattern is formed, it will be heated in the oven…

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Shot Blasting for Investment Castings

investment casting shot blasting

Shot blasting is a post-production finishing service for investment castings which is processed through the rapid impacting on the surface of investment castings with a defined amount of abrasive material. This results in a faster and more efficient process when compared to filing for flash removal that remained on investment castings. By using very specific types and amounts of shot material, CFS foundry can shot blast parts of all sizes and shapes. For example, tiny steel shot is utilized to…

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Pickling & Passivation for Stainless Steel Casting

Pickling & Passivation for Stainless Steel Casting

Pickling & passivation are the most widely used surface treatment method for stainless steel castings. Stainless steel casting can corrode in service if there is contamination of the surface. Both pickling and passivation are chemical treatments applied to the surface of stainless steel casting to remove contaminants and assist the formation of a continuous chromium-oxide, passive film. Pickling and passivation are both acid treatments and neither will remove grease or oil. As black or yellow scale cinder are easily produced…

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Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel Casting

Stainless steel provides superior corrosion and a surface area highly desirable for applications where the strength of iron and the resistance properties of chromium are needed along with a identifiable finish suitable for both industrial and commercial needs. So stainless steel is widely served for investment castings. What Causes Corrosion? Only metals such as gold and platinum are found naturally in a pure form – normal metals only exist in nature combined with other elements. Corrosion is therefore a natural…

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When to Use Investment Casting?

when to use investment casting

When you have a project of metal parts at hand, you may be puzzled at the production process. As an investment casting expert, we are familar with investment casting technique, and also well know other metalworking process. We can help you to decide whether your component is a good design to be investment cast. You just need to send us the drawing or old sample, then we can help you to select a right solution, and offer you our best…

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Benefits of Making Investment Castings in China

investment castings made in China

No matter if you are the end user or dealer for your investment casting project, creating quality products while keeping costs down is often done by making them in China. In the past years, China has grown to become a major economic power. Much has changed for the country since the government decided to open up for international trade and embrace world market. China’s economic wheel began to turn very fast. China’s large population plays a crucial role in benefits…

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Investment Casting vs Die Casting

die casting

Casting is a method pouring melton metal into mold for desired dimensions. Investment casting and die casting are the two major types of casting. According to the advantages and disadvantages of each process, they are used to make different kinds of products. So how investment casting compares to die casting? Investment Casting Investment casting is also called precision casting, or lost wax casting. The process starts from creating a wax pattern like the shape of desired component. Attaching the wax…

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Investment Casting vs Sand Casting

Investment casting vs sand casting

Investment Casting and sand casting are two different metal casting methods of creating metal components both by pouring liquid metal into moulds. Because both investment casting and sand casting have their own benefits, so we can not say which is better, just for different application. As a investment casting manufacturer, we are often asked by our customers about the difference between investment casting and sand casting. Here is a article about the comparision of these two processes. Investment Casting Investment…

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Quotation Guideline

investment casting quotation guideline

Once casting process is decided to make your new designed product. Request for quotation is the first step to start a investment casting parts. As a investment casting manufacturer, we well know what is needed when quotation. Of course, more information is better to state your requirements. Below we would like to discuss how to send a FRQ to an investment casting foundry. Drawing or sample: For your precise cast component, when you contact an investment casting foundry, pls ensure the…

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