Investment Casting For Mining Application

investment casting for mining industry

Mining industry is one of the fields that investment casting is involved in (medical industry, construction machinery, agricultural machinery, ect). In our foundry, investment castings for mining application takes up about 30%. This data proves that investment casting plays an important role in the mining equipments manufacturing. Most of the investment castings for mining application exported are steel castings. That is why many companines for mining spare parts business purchase steel castings from China. Of course, CFS foundry can also…

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Steel Castings from China

steel castings from china

What is Steel Casting? Steel Casting is a type of steel parts made from casting process. Such steel castings are used when iron castings cannot deliver enough strength or shock resistance for application. Main materials of steel castings are: Carbon steel, alloy steel & stainless steel. Features of Steel Castings: Machinability: To achieve accurate tolerances and good surface finish, steel castings are often required to do machining after casting. During all the steel castings, carbon steel casting is the easiest…

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Sourcing Investment Castings in China vs. India

China vs India for investment castings

What are the relative advantages of China over India, when it comes to sourcing investment casting products? One of our American customer Nicholas, has been living in India for 30 years and spent all this time sourcing from there. He has started sourcing from Chinese investment casting suppliers about 5 years ago. First, here is why he “strongly disagrees that India is in any way, comparable to China”. Logistics is a joke in India. It takes 3 days to unload/load…

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Stainless Steel Investment Casting for Meat Grinder Parts

meat grinder parts

Meat grinder, also called meat mincer, is a kitchen appliance for fine chopping (‘mincing’) and/or mixing of raw or cooked meat, fish, vegetables or similar food. With meat grinder, we can fastly grind the metal as small as we like, which is very convenient for housing life. Just wash the meat cleanly and put it into the mouse of grinder body, then shake the handle for working. But, you may ask how the metal grinder is produced? Like other food machinery…

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Investment Casting for Dredge Cutter Teeth

dredging cutter head

Dredging is an excavation activity in which materials are recovered from beneath the water’s surface. The purpose of dredging is generally to gather bottom sediment and either dispose it at a different location or use these sediments in various products. For example, sand and gravel are used in concrete mixtures. There are many uses for dredges, all of which vary and require different types of dredging equipment. As with other wear parts, Dredge cutter teeth is the wear parts made in…

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Why Casting for Wear Parts?

construction wear parts

In CFS foundry, about half of the investment castings are wear parts. We call this type of products “wear parts”, as they have the same features: high hardness, good wear resistance and corrosion resistance. Below we will introduce the wear parts we have made in detail: Agricultural Wear Parts In agricultural machinery, good wear resistance is required for components that will directly touch the ground. If the part is not wearable, the working life will be quite short, and has…

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Repairing Methods of Investment Casting Defects

investment casting after welding repairing

No matter investment casting, sand casting or die casting, it is avoidless to meet casting defects. In last article, we introduced the causes & prevention methods of common investment casting defects, such as blowholes, shrinkage, slag holes, crack, cold shut, ect, which are caused by improper casting operations or inadequate experience. In this situation, to reach usage standard and reduce waste & loss, investment casting foundries will do repairing measures for investment castings. So what are the repairing methods? Caster…

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Causes & Prevention Methods of Common Investment Casting Defects

During the production of investment castings, it is avoidless that some investment casting defects are occurred due to some wrong operations. Below are some of the common defects: 1. Gas hole Gas hole is the hole that exists in the casting surface or internal area. It can be round, oval, or irregular shape, sometimes is an air mass made up of multiple gas holes. Internal gas holes is usually pear-shaped. Shape of choking hole is irregular, and the surface is…

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Investment Casting for Medical Application

medical equipments

Like mining industry, construction machinery, oilfield industry, medical machinery is also one of the main industries that our investment castings are served for. Investment Castings are used in medical related applications where the complex metal components are used. With our modern investment casting technique, CFS foundry can cast all metal alloys such as stainless steel, aluminum, ect in precise dimensions. We can supply medical investment castings for: Operating tables and other operating room equipment MRI machines X-ray equipment Stretchers, wheelchairs…

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How Does Investment Casting Work?

investment casting wax model

Investment Casting is an age old process that is over 6,000 years old. The process involves creating a mold in which a liquid material is poured into and then dried or cooled to create the desired shape/object. The most common use of this process is to produce steel casting parts. This process is flexible enough that complicated shapes and designs can be used to create products that are ultimately cast in one piece. Where other processes may demand that the product…

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