Material: Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel Process: Silica Sol Lost Wax Investment Casting Weight: 1.50 kg Application: Camlock
OEM Custom Steel Silica Sol Lost Wax Investment Precision Casting Components from China Company.
Investment (lost wax) casting is a method of precision casting complex near-net-shape details using replication of wax patterns. Investment casting or lost wax is a metal forming process that typically uses a wax pattern surrounded by a ceramic shell to make a ceramic mold. When the shell dries, the wax is melted away, leaving only the mold. Then the casting component is formed by pouring molten metal into the ceramic mold.
In the silica sol shell making process, drying is the most critical process. Through drying, the water is volatilized, the silica sol gels, and the refractory particles are firmly bonded together, thereby obtaining a high-strength shell. This is a good preparation for the subsequent casting.
The casting obtained by the silica sol shell making process has low surface roughness, high dimensional accuracy and long shell making cycle. This process is widely used in casting high-temperature heat-resistant alloys, heat-resistant steels, stainless steels, carbon steels, low alloys, aluminum alloys and copper alloys.
The silica sol precision lost wax investment casting process is suitable for repeatable production of net shape components from a variety of different metals and high performance alloys. Although generally used for small castings, this process has been used to produce complete aircraft door frames, with steel castings of up to 500 kgs and aluminium castings of up to 50 kgs. Compared to other casting processes such as die casting or sand casting, it can be an expensive process. However, the components that can be produced using investment casting can incorporate intricate contours, and in most cases the components are cast near net shape, so require little or no rework once cast.
Almost most of the ferrous and nonferrous metal and alloys could be cast by investment casting process. But, at our lost wax casting foundry, we mainly cast nickel base alloys, cobalt base alloys, carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, super duplex stainless steel, gray cast iron, ductile cast iron, aluminium alloys and brass. Additionally, certain applications require the use of specialized other alloys used primarily in harsh environments. These alloys, such as Titanium and Vanadium, meet the additional demands that might not be achieved with standard Aluminum alloys. For example, Titanium alloys often are used to produce turbine blades and vanes for aerospace engines. Cobalt-base and Nickel-base alloys (with a variety of secondary elements added to achieve specific strength-strength, corrosion-strength and temperature-resistant properties), are additional types of cast metals.
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