Investment Casting

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Three investment casting process is becoming an increasingly popular method of casting since World War II. The process has three main advantages (Ref. 1):
  1. a.

    Ability to produce extremely intricate or compound shapes which are impossible, unreasonable or more costly by other means.

  2. b.

    Practicability of casting to size, with a minimum of finishing required, parts from alloys not readily machinable in production.

  3. c.

    The possibility of producing small parts from metals with melting points beyond the limitations of die casting.



Investment Casting Ceramic Slurry Investment Casting Process Steam Autoclave Coated Tree 
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