We supply Investment Castings ranging from a few grammes (approx. 1/2 oz.) in weight to about 40kg (88 lb).
Investment Casting (also known as Lost Wax Casting) is a precision near net shape casting methodology. The accuracy and definition of complex shapes achieved by the process significantly reduces the number of production steps e.g. fabrication and machining resulting in a high-quality component at reduced cost.
The advantages of investment casting process include:
Excellent surface finish
High dimensional accuracy
Complex, detailed and intricate parts can be cast
Wide range of metals can be cast
No flash or parting lines
Elimination or reduction of downstream operations such as machining significantly reducing total cost.
IC Tooling Design and manufacture
We design and manufacture Investment Casting tooling (known as Dies) from customer supplied drawings and solid models. The dies are used to form the wax patterns that will form the mould cavity to cast into. All our tooling is water cooled and CNC machined from Aluminium, give excellent surface finish and tool life.
Investment Cast Material Grades
Malabou supply precision Investment Castings in alloys ranging from routine steel grades to very specialist Steel Alloy Grades to meet Applications including;
High Temperature Applications
Wear and Abrasion