Investment Castings

investment castings

Developing investment castings involves creating an original wax model, coating the image with plaster and building of successive layers until a strong shell envelops the model. After melting out the wax, molten gold or bronze will be poured into the mold, creating a perfect duplicate of the original wax pattern.

Compared to machining apart, investment casting can economically offer undercuts, high definition, complex detail and a smooth surface finish.

Most often, investment casting is the only way a part can be economically manufactured.

Advantages of Investment Castings

Our ceramic molds are built by hand, which allows complex detail. This is not always possible with foundries that utilize robotics. Our versatility enables us to cast more than one hundred alloys. Milwaukee Precision Casting does not have any hidden tooling costs.

Investment Castings Capabilities

Our factory can produce castings from a few grams to more than 40 pounds. Our typical dimensional accuracy is +/-.005”, per inch, when required. Milwaukee Precision Casting experts can assist you in developing a new casting design. Milwuakee Precision Casting has the ability to furnish secondary operations, such as non-destructive testing, plating or coating, heat treat and assembly. We are proactive in concurrent engineering and design assistance and offer some of the shortest lead times in our industry.

Milwaukee Precision Casting is committed to excellence and has the capability to produce the items you need. Our commitment to quality and on-time delivery has made us a leader in the investment casting industry. Milwaukee Precision Casting has very competitive pricing. By providing castings to shape, we can eliminate most, if not all secondary machining operations.

Materials Used for Investment Castings