Investment Casting Materials

investment casting in cast steel

As one of the most popular metalworking process, investment casting could be used to produce a variety of precision components in many materials. Below are the common investment casting materials used in CFS foundry: Cast Steel Cast steel usually refers to normal carbon steel, alloy steel and stainless steel. It is the investment casting material used to make steel castings with carbon content lower than 2%. Common cast steel grades:  Carbon steel & Alloy steel  Stainless steel AISI1010 AISI4130 302(CF-20)…

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Investment Casting Cost Analysis in China

investment casting cost analysis

Due to the benefits of making investment castings in China, Chinese investment casting industry is booming at a high speed recently years. More and more foreign companies turn to China to purchase custom investment castings for the low price and increased service. Normally the cost of a new develpped investment casting part is tooling cost and unit price. Tooling cost Tooling cost refers to the production cost of casting molds, which is mainly made of aluminum alloy. Compared with forging…

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Stainless Steel Casting for Valve Components

valve body casting

Stainless steel casting is the most widely used technique for valve components. Together with pump castings, such valve castings require highly complicated designs and alloys. With silica sol casting process, we are experienced in making different kinds of valve castings in stainless steel. Material grades for stainless steel valve castings We meet and exceed our customers’ specifications for exceptional casting finishes, quality and dimensional accuracy. Frequent materials grades of stainless steel valve castings purchased from CFS foundry are: Stainless Steel…

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Custom Investment Castings making for US companies

70% investment castings made by CFS Foundry are exported to US or Eourpean companies, these investment castings are usually customized following the drawing specification that apply to US or Euro local standard so it can well performed. Comparing with domestic castings, the exported investment castings require a higher capability to investment casting manufacturer on not just how to make the investment castings but also how to work with US compaines. Here we share with you a custom investment casting project…

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How to Choose a Reliable Investment Casting Supplier?

investment casting supplier

When you are in need of investment castings, it is quite important to cooperate with a reliable company. So how to choose a reliable investment casting supplier? There are several matters need attention. I. The Business Core of Investment Casting An appropriate investment casting supplier should be selected according to its advantages. In other words, what kind of investment castings the factory is professional in producing. If the material of your investment cast part is stainless steel, then you should…

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Why Steel Casting?

steel investment casting process

Steel is the most versatile material in metal casting. Steel can be easily welded and processed and plays a vital role in maintaining the high standard of living enjoyed by the industrialized nations of the world. The versatility of steel can be easily recognized by its applications which range from high strength structural applications to excellent corrosion resistance in aggressive fluids. The differences between steel casting and steel forging are principally in the method of production. In the case of…

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How to Avoid Aluminum Die Casting Defects?

Aluminum die casting

How does Aluminim Die Casting Work? Aluminum alloy is the sturdiest materials for its gloss in the market today. In die casting process, tooling service is applied in various applications and industries to manufacture high-quality aluminum castings with close tolerances and excellent surface finishes. At CFS Aluminum Casting Foundry, our high-quality tooling and molds can ensure longer serving life and eliminate replacement costs. As a group of highly skilled designers and engineers, we are always focus on providing our customers…

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Silica Sol Casting

silica sol casting

Why Silica Sol for Investment Casting? Silica sol is a kind of milky colloid. Since the colloid grains are minute (10-20micrometer) and have relatively large surface area, so they do not affect the natural color of materials to be covered. Silica sol is mutually soluble with water , but not with organic solvent. It can dissolve in a solution of alcohol or water mixed in any ratio. The distinguished feature is that with low viscosity, it can soak the places…

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Water Glass Casting

investment casting automatic production line

Water glass casting is one of the most common investment casting processes in China, but is seldom in other countries. In Chinese investment casting foundries, about 80% foundries focus its business in water glass casting, while the rest are silica sol casting factories. So what is water glass casting? Water glass casting, one kind of lost wax investment casting process, uses water glass as the binder for the shell. The origin of water glass casting is in Russia. Process of…

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Powder Coating for Investment Castings

Powder Coating is a type of coating that is applied for investment castings as well as other castings. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep investment castings in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer.…

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