Advantages of Investment Casting

Design flexibility

Investment casting produces near-net-shape configurations, offering designers and engineers freedom of design in a wide range of alloys. The process is capable of producing precise detail and dimensional accuracy in parts weighing many pounds or just a few ounces.

Wide choice of alloys

many dozens of ferrous alloys are routinely cast at Hitchiner.

Elimination of tooling setup

By offering near-net-shape configuration, fixturing costs are substantially reduced or eliminated.

Reduction of production costs

Costly machining operations are reduced and often eliminated. No capital equipment investment is needed to produce parts in-house.

Reduction of assembly operations

Several parts can be made as one casting, reducing handling, assembly and inspection costs.

Reproduction of fine details

Splines, holes, bosses, lettering, serrations and even some threads can be cast.