What Are the Benefits of Lost Wax Investment Casting?
1. Introduction of the historical development of lost wax investment casting
Lost wax investment casting, also known as investment casting, precision casting, has long been a well-known and popular metal casting process. Therefore, it is still the process of choice for many people, especially due to its accuracy, ability to reproduce details, repeatability and completeness. Lost wax investment casting has existed for thousands of years. After the carbon 14 dating test, the earliest known example of this technology is believed to date back to 3700 BC. Lost wax investment casting was discovered in a treasure cave in southern Israel. Other early examples of this technology also exist in many different countries and regions.
In the historic Mesopotamia region, lost wax investment casting is widely used in small and large casting; in Pakistan in South Asia, a 6000-year-old copper amulet made with this technology was discovered. Including Egypt, Greece, East Asia, Africa, Europe... objects cast by this technology have been found all over the world. Lost wax sand casting is used to produce fine and complex metal parts, which are then used in various industries and situations. This technology may have originated thousands of years ago, but it still plays a very important role in casting today.
2. What are the benefits of lost wax investment casting?
Lost wax sand casting is most suitable for small and complex parts because it provides excellent accuracy and design flexibility. You can add numbers, product IDs, logos, etc. to castings created using this method. Investment casting is also a method that usually does not require a lot of secondary processing (such as polishing), because the surface finish is much better than that of most other forms of casting, and it also causes the tolerances of the finished part to be stricter than other technologies (such as sand casting), which means that post-processing and related costs can be greatly reduced or completely eliminated.
The lost wax investment casting technology offers many other advantages in terms of design and cost. Unlike other technologies, the draft angle is not required, and the weight of the part can be optimized by reducing the processing. Lost wax investment casting is a highly technical process, requiring extensive knowledge and skills at each stage of the process to ensure that the resulting parts have a high degree of integrity and quality. In order to maintain quality standards, a high degree of process control is also essential.