Investment Casting Service
In addition to more than 50 high-performance printing material options, we also provide a wealth of finishing options that help compile a higher surface appearance.
Selective laser sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing technique that uses a laser as the power source to sinter powdered material (typically nylon or polyamide), aiming the laser automatically at points in space defined by a 3D model, binding the material together to create a solid structure.
Investment casting is also known as the “lost wax” processor “precision” casting. In this process, a wax pattern must be made for every casting and gating system; i.e., the design is expendable. This process offers the end-user good value for money. A good surface finish, complex geometry, and cast features are desirable without the necessity of extensive machining or other fabrication/ finishing work required to provide a usable end item.
|Service||Lead Times||Materials||Tolerances||Max Part Size|
|SLA||1 – 3 days||Resin / Somos||+/- 0.003 in.||800 x 800 x 550 mm|
|SLS||2 – 5 days||PA12/ PA12GB||+/- 0.002 in.||350 x 350 x 400 mm|
|MJF||2 – 5 days||PA12/ PA12GB||+/- 0.002 in.||380 x 280 x 380 mm|
|FDM||2 – 5 days||PLA / ABS||+/- 0.003 in.||500 x 500 x 400 mm|
|Poly Jet||2 – 5 days||Resin||+/- 0.003 in.||490 x 390 x 200 mm|