Omnidex Mining has over a decade of experience in Investment Casting. Through the use of computers and automated production lines, we are able to get the very best out of this casting method, creating intricate forms, making undercuts, eliminating parting lines and producing castings with extremely high dimensional tolerance.
Here’s a summary on the pros and cons of investment casting:
Investment Casting, or lost wax casting, is one of the oldest metal-forming techniques in the world, characterized by the use of wax models to create the molds for casting. The process originally was for making jewellery, which used beeswax to create the models, but it was later adopted for many other purposes.
Compared to other processes, investment casting is more expensive and has a longer production cycle, but the per-unit cost decreases with larger production volume. Lower tooling costs and freedom of design also give it an edge over other casting processes, making the process ideal for producing small to medium-sized products with complex shapes.
Omnidex Investment Casting Process Video
At Omnidex Mining, we offer the option of ferrous or non-ferrous metal investment casting. One of the key advantages of Investment Casting is that porosity is generally not a problem. We are also able to make parts with high quality surface finish, which can usually be used without the need for additional finishing.
Investment casting is suitable for most ferrous and non-ferrous metals. For ferrous alloys, the most common materials are tool steel, carbon steel, alloy steels, ductile iron, and a range of stainless steel alloys. For non-ferrous metals, the process is suited for with most copper-based metals as well as magnesium and aluminium. It’s also possible to work with titanium and vanadium.
Density of the alloy we produce:
Other material specifications can be found in our data sheets.
Contact us if you have any question concerning our investment casting process. Our Sales team is always ready to discuss the solutions we offer. You can also check out other casting processes on our website.