3D printing and Investment casting


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When combined with each other, 3D printing, a latest manufacturing technique and investment casting, an oldest metal forming technique, can cut down development time and tooling cost during engineering product development.

Skipping the most common approach of making a master pattern, a mould and wax patterns, the 7 step investment casting process could be reduced to fewer steps. Hence considerably reducing production time from weeks to days.