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Palatine, IL

Advanced Prototype Molding (APM) is a leading provider of investment casting services for clients across various industries. The company is based in Palatine, Illinois, and has been in business for over 30 years.

APM specializes in investment casting services for clients looking to produce parts and components with complex geometries, tight tolerances, and superior surface finishes. They offer a range of casting services for a variety of materials, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, bronze, and more.

The investment casting process utilized by APM allows them to produce parts with high dimensional accuracy and repeatability. This process involves producing a wax pattern of the part and then dipping it in a ceramic slurry to create a mold. Once the mold is set, the wax is melted out, and the mold is filled with molten metal to produce the final part.

APM is dedicated to providing high-quality investment casting services to their clients. They have a team of experienced engineers and technicians who work closely with clients to ensure their parts meet their exact specifications. The company also has an in-house metallurgical lab to ensure that their castings meet the required material properties.

In addition to investment casting services, APM offers value-added services such as CNC machining, assembly, and finishing. This allows them to provide a complete turnkey solution to their clients' casting needs.

APM prides itself on its ability to provide high-quality investment castings with quick turnaround times and competitive pricing. They are committed to providing excellent customer service and have built a reputation for delivering reliable solutions to their clients.

Overall, Advanced Prototype Molding is a trusted partner for investment casting needs, offering high-quality products and services to clients across various industries. With their commitment to quality, customization, and customer satisfaction, they are a reliable partner for all investment casting needs.

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Investment Casting

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Lost Wax Casting

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