Lost wax casting dates back thousands of years, making it one of the oldest metal forming techniques. While the casting process varies between foundries, PPCP uses a modern casting method that involves creating a wax master copy of the part ultimately desired in metal. From there shells or molds created out of ceramic slurry, stucco and other materials encase the wax pattern.
Once the mold is dried completely it is heated so the wax patterns melt out to reveal a hollow shell. The shell, called an investment, is preheated and has steel poured into the cavity. Once the steel solidifies, the ceramic shell is removed leaving the steel casting that is a replica of the original wax pattern.
Lost wax casting is a popular technique for sculptures made of bronze, aluminum alloy, brass, stainless steel and other metals. It's also used to form castings for industrial uses that range from ounces to 235 pounds. Many companies choose lost wax investment casting as a cost-effective way to create tools, precision parts and other custom products.
Lost wax casting can reproduce almost any product or part imaginable with high definition. But lost wax casting services vary from foundry to foundry, making it important to choose an experienced manufacturer for a high-quality reproduction result. Pennsylvania Precision Cast Parts, or PPCP Inc., is a company you can trust. We're a valued supplier to the nuclear industry and supply countless industries with cost-effective casting services.
Don't outsource your casting to China when you can find cost-effective local suppliers with lightning-fast turnaround. Trust PPCP for your lost wax casting needs today. Contact us or fill out the form for a free quote and consultation.