Some projects require the use of parts that aren’t just unique but are also made with a high degree of design flexibility, then you need to consider investment casting. Investment casting offers applications for various industries including aircraft, aerospace, oil, gas, road construction, coal mining, steel production, steel processing, off-road equipment, heat treating, propane tank, thermal processing, and so much more.
What is Gravity Fed Casting and How Does it Work?
With gravity fed castings, the flow of metal into a particular mold is done using the force of gravity. There are two types of gravity fed castings. The first one is called ‘static pouring’ in which the metal in its molten state is poured from the top. The second one is called ‘tilted pouring’ where a basin is used to pour out the molten metal into the slanted mold.
What are the Advantages of Using Gravity Fed Investment Casting?
This investment casting method allows for the creation of mass productions of castings that are accomplished in a single run. It’s often used because it reduces manufacturing expenditure and it can also be fully automated. Not only does it offer high production rates, but you’ll also get more out of your casting because of its reusable ability and excellent dimensional accuracy. In addition to this, gravity fed casting is able to give you a smoother cast finish because of the fact that less gas gets trapped within your material. What’s more, the molds allow the casting materials to solidify with less time.
Do You Want to Know More About Investment Casting?
Ferralloy, Inc. has been providing quality investment casting with the use of the gravity fed method to produce metal parts that range in weight from a few ounces to about 75 lbs. Contact us today to know more about our products and services.