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Investment Casting Solutions

KICastings offers custom investment casting solutions and services including mold making, advanced machining, heat treatment, and precision casting for multiple materials and project outcomes. We can provide custom molds and precision machining solutions based around the specific needs of your project. Unmatched industry experience and access to advanced equipment allow us to produce a wide range of industry-specific metal parts and components.

Our Investment Casting Services Include:

Investment Casting Process

Investment Casting Capabilities

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  • Materials

    Carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper

  • Casting Tolerance

    ISO 2768-mK, VDG P690 D1-D2, ISO8062-3-2007 DCTG4-6, GCTG4-6

  • Casting Roughness

    Ra1.6 – Ra3.2

  • Casting Weight

    0.005kg – 50kg

  • Industries Served
    • Arms Industry
    • Automotive
    • Electrical
    • Hardware
    • Industrial
    • Rail/Train Industry

What is Investment Casting?

Investment casting is a refined technique for the casting of alloy materials. This process involves the use of waxes to create patterns that are “invested” with refractory materials. The alloy is then poured into a cavity in the refractory material in order to produce a duplicate of the pattern as the desired part. industrial power to provide tolerances within thousands of an inch.

The Investment Casting Process

Investment casting is capable of producing a wide range of complex and precision shapes. By heating the material above its melting point and pouring it into the mold, it will solidify into the required shape.

  • Pattern produced – An original pattern is made from wax, plastic, 3D printing filament or another material.
  • Mold preparation – A mold is manufactured from aluminum alloy, chosen for its low price, low melting point and lightweight.
  • Wax model and tree assembly – Wax is injected into the alloy mold, with a tree-like structure assembled, dried and sprayed with sand.
  • Sand shell and dewaxing – The mold is repeatedly coated in refractory material, before being heated and dewaxed.
  • Material pouring – The material is poured into the dewaxed sand shell, which is then broken by hand or machine.
  • Machining – The final investment cast part is cut, polished, and machined according to its intended purpose.
  • Testing – The blank parts are tested for defects, and possibly machined further to create the final product.

Advantages of Investment Casting

Also known as lost-wax casting, investment casting is widely regarded for its accuracy and integrity. While this process has been around for hundreds of years, technological advancements continue to improve quality outcomes and tolerances. Along with producing accurate parts and components, investment casting is highly versatile across industries and repeatable across production iterations.

The KICastings Advantage

More than just an investment casting service provider, we give our customers a supportive consultation process to find the right casting solutions for projects and initiatives. Rather than using third-party contractors and unreliable outsourcing, we have our own dedicated mold shop and access to the best equipment in the business. If you’re looking for a comprehensive, one-stop casting service, KICastings is the solution for you.

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