Stainless steel is considered as one of the best metals used in lost wax casting process. This material is widely known for its excellent corrosion resistance and strength, making it ideal to cast stainless steel parts for numerous applications.
Before the beginning of stainless steel lost wax casting process, a specific mold in two halves is highly precise machined. When the mold is ready, wax is injected into the mold to form a wax pattern that has the same shape with the desired stainless steel part. Then, these wax patterns are mounted onto a wax tree. The wax tree is interchangeably plunged into a ceramic substance and topped with a stucco material. After this, it is left to dry out, and the process is repeated until a thick shell is achieved.
Once the shell is achieved, it is then melted out, creating a cavity in the form of the preferred pattern. The molten metal is then poured in such an area until it is filled. After the molten metal solidifies, the thick shell is fragmented, and the gating material is detached. The remaining parts are the finished product.
Perks of Using Stainless Steel Lost Wax Casting
Flexibility of Design
Due to the wide array of stainless-steel grades to choose from, you’ll enjoy the flexibility to configure the cast according to your need. Stainless steel lost wax casting can even take on complex shapes or contain hollow section parts. Since stainless steel lost wax casting is made through a repetitive process, multiple stainless steel castings can be produced efficiently.
Not Prone to Rust or Corrosion
If you use stainless steel in lost wax casting process, you won’t have to worry about rust or corrosion. For this reason, these become the top choice for most industrial applications that subject these parts in conditions where metal has the tendency to corrode. Some customers also choose aluminum casting to produce parts that stay free from corrosion. However, these don’t exhibit the same degree of strength, resistance to high pressure or durability as stainless-steel castings.
Another advantage of using stainless steel lost wax casting is that it provides better surface finishes, tight dimensional tolerances, and greater alloy flexibility. With this, the result can achieve the near-net shape that needs less machining and other processes that may increase the cost.
Strength and Durability
Most manufacturers choose to use stainless steel lost wax casting also because of their incredible durability and strength. You can expect these stainless steel parts by lost wax casting process to function well and remain in excellent condition for a long period of time even when you use them in extreme temperatures.
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