Both die casting and investment casting
produce parts by pouring molten metal into a pre-shaped mold or die. How the molds are made and how the metal is introduced are the primary differences. Unlike the complex investment casting process, dies are fabricated from tool-grade steel in die casting. The molten metal in die casting is injected at high speeds and pressures, as opposed to gravity pouring in investment casting.
Investment casting does offer some benefits over other production methods, despite the fact that there are ten or more steps involved in creating and using a one-time mold. Molds can be used to form a variety of different alloys, for example. Investing in investment casting allows for the production of extremely complex or unique parts, which would otherwise require welding or other costly secondary processes. Due to the one-time nature of the mold, investment casting is also better for low-volume manufacturing.
Die casting, on the other hand, is suitable for high volume production and is also able to produce intricate geometries. Though its initial tooling costs are higher than those of investment casting, overall production costs are significantly lower. Last but not least, die cast parts are typically more accurate than those made by investment casting, a gravity casting process that can result in air bubbles and other imperfections.
A broad range of high value-added castings are produced in the investment casting sector for the aerospace, power, medical, and automotive industries, where quality is of utmost importance.
is one of the largest steel-casting companies in the world and produces complex castings with extreme precision using the “lost-wax” method. The lost-wax casting technique is used by CIREX to produce precision castings. Low surface roughness values, precise tolerances, and the highest quality steel castings available on the market go into these castings. It is often used for components that operate in hostile environments, such as those that are sensitive to temperature changes or require a lot of strength, lightness, or hardness. These castings are often made from special alloys to meet these tough demands.
When you select CIREX to develop and produce your steel component, you are choosing quality, certainty, and reliability. From idea to implementation. Our investment casting process has the following characteristics:
- Significant freedom of shape and design
- Nearly every steel alloy is possible
- High degree of dimensioning precision
- No release angle required
- High surface quality
- Obviates mechanical post-processing
- Non-releasing cores can be cast
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