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Investment casting using molten brass results in a final product that is very smooth and detailed without flash or parting lines. This technique creates parts that are precise and lightweight. A variety of metal alloys may be used, including aluminum, steel, and gold. Read More…

Brass Investment Casting Brass investment casting is the manufacturing process that creates parts through the metallic replication of wax models.
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Cleveland, OH  |  440-250-1900

For over 30 years, we have provided metal forged products for a wide variety of industries, including the aerospace, military, food service, medical, and automotive industries. Our customers know they can trust our forgings for quality and affordability. We will never try to make you pay more than you should for our products. Contact us by phone or email to find out more!

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Ferralloy Inc. $$$

Waterville, OH  |  419-878-8156

Since 1944 we have been driven to remain a cut above the competition in investment castings and everything we do. We have our own tooling shop filled with state-of-the-art testing machines. We ensure perfect results every time. It is our goal to establish lifelong relationships with our customers that benefit us both. Contact us for more info today!

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Rimer Enterprises, Inc. $$$

Diamond Bar, CA  |  877-484-6776

At Impro, we have top-of-the-line equipment for the most demanding investment casting requirements. Our equipment and automation process controls allow us to work with different ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, and maintain consistent and repeatable tolerances as close as ± 0.1 mm. Our investment castings are dimensionally and geometrically complex and produced to net shape, minimizing the need for secondary machining. Contact us today to learn more!

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Impro Industries USA, Inc. $$$

Lafayette, IN  |  765-463-7455

Founded in 2011, Lodestar Quality LLC is a knowledge-driven custom manufacturing solutions provider that provides manufacturers of products a full range of services from innovative design and engineering, to sourcing and production using best in class quality control methods in a cost efficient manner. Focus areas include fabrications, castings, machining and forging, plastic products, and mechatronics.

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Lodestar Quality LLC $$$

Indianapolis, IN  |  866-585-2578

IQE, LLC has been a leading manufacturer of investment castings since 2004. Manufacturing services include Investment Casting, Aluminum Die Casting, Steel Forging, and Iron Sand Casting. IQE, LLC also has manufacturing facilities in China to ensure that our product is cost-effective to give our consumers the best price possible. Quality and customer satisfaction is the goal of our service.

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IQE, LLC $$$

Terre Haute, IN  |  800-467-6252

We act as a single-source aluminum investment casting partner for all our customers. We also act as a domestic and global supplier for all our products. We create products for industries including appliance, HVAC, electrical, construction, medical, and automotive. No matter what industry you are in, we can help you find the right solution. Contact us for more info!

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Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc. $$$

Brampton, ON  |  514-748-7511

Designed Precision Castigns Inc. has been a leader in the investment castings industry for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on our high quality and competitive pricing. Industries we serve include aerospace, industrial, and nuclear.

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Designed Precision Castings Inc $$$

Binghamton, NY  |  518-284-2910

For over 40 years, SGR Precision Components has been a leading machine and contract parts manufacturer. Our many capabilities include fabrication, injection molding, vacuum forming, and many more. We can provide high-quality products with our ISO 9001:2008, ITAR Compliance, and AS9100 certifications.

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SGR Precision Components $$$
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Almost any castable metal may be investment cast. The investment casting process lends itself well to parts from a few grams to a few hundred pounds; most parts, however, are 15 pounds or less.

The main drawback to investment casting is that it is more expensive than other manufacturing methods. However, the equipment cost is typically lower than other methods and after the parts are produced they require little finishing or machining.

Brass castings are used in many applications; metal parts are used industrially, commercially, and domestically every day. Investment casting has been used for jewelry making for hundreds of years but is finding modern use in a wide variety of applications including dental and medical tools, engines, couplings, fittings, pipes, propellers, and thousands of other examples in the plumbing, aerospace, automotive, dental, medical, chemical, electrical, construction, mining, food processing, telecommunication, military, sports, and other industries.

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The first step in investment casting is creating a master die out of wax. This wax pattern can be carved by hand or machine or may be produced through injection molding. The die is an exact replica of the part that is to be produced. It is attached to a wax rod called a sprue. Several hundred wax patterns may be attached to the same sprue or it may be a single pattern.

When the master dies are firmly attached, the assembly is inverted and dipped into a ceramic slurry called the investment. It may be dipped multiple times to achieve an even coating and the desired thickness. An alternative method is to mount the assembly in a flask and to pour in the investment.

The investment is then left to dry, which requires a number of hours unless the process is aided by a fan or vacuum. After it has dried completely, the assembly is inverted and baked in an oven or furnace in order to melt or vaporize the wax. The mold is heated more than necessary to guarantee that there is no moisture or residual wax inside that would interfere with the liquid brass that is then poured into the space left by the wax. In order to thoroughly fill the mold, the molten metal can be drawn in using a vacuum, positive air pressure, or centrifugal casting methods. Sometimes the force of gravity is enough. The brass cools and once it has hardened into a solid, the investment mold is removed to release the brass casting inside.

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