Need for Investment Casting Increases for Medical Applications

Admin    May 24, 2018

Custom investment casting is used in many medical products that aid in the increasing quality of care patients receive, time spent in recovery, and the prevention of complications. The science is responsible for some of the greatest achievements in modern medicine, including knee and hip replacements. A recent study about knee and hip arthroplasties found that 7.2 million Americans have an implant. It’s estimated that between 2005 and 2013, the number of total knee replacements in the U.S. will increase by 600 percent. Hip replacements will increase by about 200 percent over the same period. Investment casting manufacturers have an…

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Investment Casting & Tractor Trailers – The Importance of Couplings

Admin    May 1, 2018

More than 70 percent of the freight tonnage moved throughout the United States goes on trucks. Without these vehicles and others that rely on fifth-wheel couplings, the economy would come to a standstill. As the trucking industry grows by 3.4 percent annually through 2023, steel investment casting will remain a vital manufacturing process that keeps tractor units safely linked to semi-trailers. What are Fifth-Wheel Couplings? Made using investment casting techniques, fifth-wheel couplings serve as the link between semi-trailers and tractor units, leading trailers, dollies or tow trucks. They join two pieces of rotating equipment while allowing some degree of end…

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Investment Casting & Heavy-Duty Truck Parts: What Should You Know?

Admin    April 2, 2018

Each year, heavy-duty commercial vehicles move more than 9.2 billion tons of goods across the nation. The irreplaceable trucking industry is vital to the economy, and custom investment castings keep it moving. By understanding investment casting for truck parts, you’ll gain a better understanding of how not all aftermarket parts are created equally and what to look for in an investment casting manufacturer. What is Investment Casting? Investment casting is a time-proven metal-forming technique used for more than 5,000 years. The technique involves making a wax pattern to create a three-dimensional mold, or investment. Specialists then melt the wax and…

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Specifying & Ordering Custom Metal Investment Castings: A Guide

Admin    March 27, 2018

Investment casting is a great way to create affordable, high-quality parts for sensitive applications. When determining the need for custom investment casting or before requesting a quote, it is paramount to take into account the details a manufacturer needs to know and factors that affect costs and turnaround times. By being aware of these details in advance, you’ll be better equipped to set your project up for success. Considerations When Ordering Custom Investment Castings Preliminary Design Take advantage of the full casting process and minimize costs by including details such as: Minimum section thickness: The desired rigidity and strength for…

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Surge in Truck Demand Requires Expert Investment Castings

Admin    March 20, 2018

After a slump, orders for semi-trucks in the U.S. are rebounding. The increase in sales is a good indicator of the American economy gaining strength. With truck utilization hovering at around 99 percent, transportation companies are purchasing new vehicles to maintain delivery rates. Many companies that make engines and parts are also experiencing a boost in demand. Custom investment casting will be critical to help keep up with this demand and remain competitive. Factors Driving Growth After the 2007 to 2010 economic crisis, the global truck market stabilized in 2013. Forecasters expect growth between 2014 and 2020 to average at…

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How Investment Casting Works

Sinotech    December 23, 2014

In the early days of investment castings, metalworkers used beeswax to create patterns for the molds. Today, a modern investment casting manufacturer uses engineered wax.

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Investment Casting Manufacturers Talk Stainless Steel Casting

Sinotech    September 16, 2013

Steel investment casting is one of the best ways to make complex parts for even the most sensitive applications. Casting is a proven technique used by ancient civilizations that today’s investment casting manufacturers still utilize to produce high quality products at affordable costs. The Steel Investment Casting Process Casting begins with wax that’s injected into a metal mold shaped like the desired finished product. After the wax cools, it’s removed from the mold and dipped into a ceramic slurry to make a mold casing. When investment casting manufacturers bake ceramic mold casing, it gets hard and the wax melts out…

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Steel Investment Casting Means Reduced Machining Time & More

Sinotech    July 22, 2013

Despite the fact that there are several different methods for the manufacturing of stainless steel, investment casting continues to survive the competition and exist in the market. Investment casting is an old metalwork technique and requires longer and more processes when compared to other recent metalworking techniques. Regardless of this, steel investment casting has managed to hold its ground because of its overpowering benefits. Reduction in Machining Time Steel investment casting makes use of moulds that exactly match the parts that are to be manufactured. As a result, the end product of the moulding process is a replica of the…

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