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Investment Casting Process

[vc_row row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css=”.vc_custom_1425042932148{padding-top: 75px !important;}” padding_top=”75″ el_class=”inv-cast”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text el_class=”info”]See our casting process from start to finish.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css=”.vc_custom_1425042932148{padding-top: 75px !important;}” padding_top=”75″ el_class=”inv-cast”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”16745,16746,16747″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” column_number=”2″ grayscale=”no” choose_frame=”default” img_size=”casting-process”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1435239602623{padding-top: 50px !important;}”]

01 Wax

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text el_class=”info”]Wax patterns are produced by injecting wax under pressure into accurately machined metal dies. Wax patterns are assembled onto a runner system with handling arrangements designed for robotic shell coating.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css=”.vc_custom_1425042938469{padding-top: 75px !important;}” padding_top=”75″ el_class=”inv-cast”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”16760,16761,16762″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” column_number=”2″ grayscale=”no” choose_frame=”default” img_size=”casting-process”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1425042504108{padding-top: 50px !important;}”]

02 Shell

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text el_class=”info”]The wax assembly is coated with a ceramic shell utilising specially designed robots by repeated dipping into ceramic slurries and stuccoing with graded refractory materials.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css=”.vc_custom_1425042938469{padding-top: 75px !important;}” padding_top=”75″ el_class=”inv-cast”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”16770″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” column_number=”2″ grayscale=”no” choose_frame=”default” img_size=”casting-process”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1425047396092{padding-top: 50px !important;}”]

03 Foundry

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text el_class=”info”]The wax is removed from the shell which is fired at over a 1000°C in a specifically designed pre-heat furnace. Induction melting units are used to melt the alloy. The molten metal is poured into the pre-heated ceramic shell and allowed to solidify.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css=”.vc_custom_1425042938469{padding-top: 75px !important;}” padding_top=”75″ el_class=”inv-cast”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”16773,16774″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” column_number=”2″ grayscale=”no” choose_frame=”default” img_size=”casting-process”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1425047404021{padding-top: 50px !important;}”]

04 Finishing

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text el_class=”info”]When the metal filled ceramic shell has fully cooled the ceramic is removed mechanically from the cast assembly, which is cleaned in a carousel shot blast cabinet. All cast parts are then removed from the runner system. The final casting is subject to a variety of blasting techniques to customer requirements.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css=”.vc_custom_1425042938469{padding-top: 75px !important;}” padding_top=”75″ el_class=”inv-cast”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1438348941562{padding-top: 50px !important;}”]

SUB CONTRACT OPERATIONS

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  • Heat Treatment
  • Machining
  • Pickle & Passivation / Electropolishing
  • X-ray & Dye penetrant inspection
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
  • Material Certification / Chemical and Mechanical testing (C of A / 3.1 /3.2)

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  • Mechanical Polishing
  • Painting & Powder coating
  • CMM Inspection
  • Fabrication
  • Sub assemblies
  • Impregnation

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