• High surface finishes quality (Ra 3.2-6.4)
  • Close linear tolerances (DIN VDG P690)
  • Near net shape
  • Flexibility in Weight; end products from 1gr to 40 kgs
  • Flexibility in Alloy Selection;
  • Ferrous alloys: all kinds of stainless steels (low alloy, martensitic, feeritic, austenitic)
  • Non-ferrous alloys: copper based, aluminium based, nickel based, cobalt based
  • Flexibility in Design:
  • Almost any kind of complex geometry which are difficult in traditional casting methods
  • Thicknesses down to 0,5mm
  • One part casting, no split lines
  • Freedom in internal geometries
  • Flexibity in Quantities: cost effective method even for low quantities
  • Consistency and Standardisation in High Quality
  • Best Material Characteristicss:
  • Microstructure with fine grains
  • High material charesteristics due to low porosity, inclusions and segregations
  • Weight reduction by means of design and best material characteristics.
  • Minimum material loss by means of near net shape
  • Low material costs
  • Reduces expensive machining costs
  • Reduces expensive production and welding costs
  • Initial mould and equipment costs are low
  • Possible to produce quantities, ranking from prototypes to continuous production

SAND CASTING

  • Finer surface quality
  • Closer dimensional tolerances
  • Lower or none draft angles
  • No split lines
  • Superior material microstructure and much less porosity, inclusions and segregations
  • Lesser need for machining

MACHINING

  • Lesser need for Machining by means of Near net shapes
  • No material loss
  • Casting of different material types , shapes and geometries which are not possible to produce by Machining
  • High production capacities (rates)
  • Low cost

FORGING

  • Finer surface quality
  • No split lines
  • Homogenous internal stress
  • Low cost due to lesser Machining
  • Products with holes, spaces, pockets and internal geometries which are not possible to produce by Forging
  • Lesser cost of molds

WELDING

  • Cost reduction, by changing the design from many welded parts to one part investment casting
  • Higher mechanical characteristics by the elimination of welding defects and ITAB areas
  • Finer surface quality
  • Design freedom; not limited to fixed elements i.e. rods or metallic sheets
  • Possibility to create logo, writings and complex figures on the casting

BLANKING/BENDING(TWISTING)/DEEP DRAWING

  • More design flexibility
  • Flexibility in production of complexgeometries
  • Low mold production cost and maintenance cost
  • Possibility to create logo, writings and complex figures on the casting
  • Designing different wall thicknesseson the same product
  • Unlimited material / alloy selection

POWDER METALLURGY/MIM

  • Finer surface quality and close linear tolerances
  • Producing more complex geometries
  • No shrinkage as in sintering process in powder metallurgy
  • Homogenous microstructure to minimise linear tolerance defects
  • Unlimited dimensions and weights to produce
  • Low mold cost
  • Unlimited material / alloy selection

INVESTMENT CASTINGS COST ADVANTAGES

  • Provides near net shape lowers material usage
  • Reduces material costs
  • Reduces expensive machining operations
  • Eliminates expensive production and welding costs
  • Low initial mold and tooling costs
  • Economic order quantities: both for prototype quantities and mass production quantities