Choosing the right manufacturing method for your product order is essential. There are a variety of ways to produce metal parts, and each has benefits for particular use cases. Lost wax investment casting is the right choice when you need highly precise, complex parts.
Advanced Prototype Molding has experience in producing steel, aluminum, and bronze castings in prototype and production quantities
Lost wax investment casting, commonly referred to simply as investment casting, is a manufacturing method that uses epoxy or aluminum molds to produce identical goods. Designers create an original wax pattern, which is encased in layers of plaster. Once the plaster forms a hardened shell, it can be filled with molten metal to create the parts. The process gets its name from the use of wax to create the original part pattern, as well as the dewaxing stage where the wax is melted and removed from the mold.
In terms of the wax mold itself, aluminum or epoxy may be used to create the tooling necessary for developing the mold.
A variety of industries benefit from the complexity and versatility afforded by lost wax investment casting. This method is ideal for parts with internal structures, thin walls, fine details, and asymmetrical elements.
At Advanced Prototype Molding, we commonly provide investment casting for:
Advanced Prototype Molding specializes in creating high-quality molds and castings through a variety of specialized techniques. Our additional services include stamping, CNC machining, 3D printing and prototyping, and more.
At APM, we can create high-quality prototype and production orders of casted parts for a variety of industries and applications. For more information about our investment casting capabilities, please contact us or request a quote.