The oldest casting process in the world – reinterpreted day by day!

The lost wax process was already in use as far back as the Bronze Age around 2500 BC. At that time they used beeswax and clay to produce the first precursors of modern precision castings. However, there is no need to look to the past to find sound reasons for employing this technology.

Investment casting is a versatile casting method which has many advantages compared to mechanical machining of parts. Precision-cast components can be produced cost-effectively starting from very small runs. The investment casting process enables the implementation of innovative solutions which would be impossible using other production technologies. For instance, components with gear tooth systems or complex undercuts can be manufactured from heavy, non-machinable materials.

In a nutshell: the more complex and intricate the structure of the required component, the more cost-effective the investment casting method will be. In many cases, the replacement of multi-component assemblies by one single-component investment casting can make a significant contribution to minimizing the manufacturing and handling costs in the customer’s production process, and to eliminating potential sources of error.

Minimum production and handling expenditure

Investment casting products are characterized by a fine, smooth and score-free surface. Even spatially curved surfaces can be reproduced precisely and true to form using the investment casting method.

The extreme dimension accuracy allows us to meet tight tolerances even in large runs. In many cases, the high precision of the investment casting process enables components to be produced which are immediately ready to use. We will be happy to advise you on how best to implement your specific precision-cast components.

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