Investment Casting

Investment Casting

Investment casting, also known as lost wax casting or precision casting, is one of the most popular casting techniques for manufacturers. It produces precise and very intricate components with high accuracy and tight tolerances, excellent as-cast surface finish and a near-net shape, minimising secondary machining and material waste. 

Investment (Lost Wax) Casting Services

Kormax offers Investment Casting, also known as Lost Wax or Precision Casting, services for Cast Irons (also including Abrasion Resistant White Irons), Bronzes, Stainless Steel, and other materials. Investment casting is suitable for industries requiring precise metal components. 

Casting Investments AU, NZ, & USA

Investment (Lost Wax) Casting Advantages

Superior surface finish

Flexible design

Near-net shape – little machining, minimising material waste

Fewer casting defects for improved quality

Low tooling costs

Repeatability – cast quality is maintained from casting to casting

Alloys Available

Alloys Related Market
Stainless Steels: Martensitic, Austenitic, Duplex Marine, Pump, Valve bodies, Hydraulic components
Carbon Steel & Low Alloy Steel Couplings, Crankshafts, Fasteners, Bolts, Shafts, Rods, Pins
Ductile Iron & Gray Iron Automotive, Pipe Fittings, Valves, Hydraulic Components, Bearings
Bronzes Bearings, Gears, Sliding Components, Pump Impellers, Valve Bodies, Architecture

Investment (Lost Wax) Casting Capabilities

Minimum run size of 300 kg

Investment (Lost Wax)
Size Range 0.1 – 125 kg
Cost High
Design Freedom Good
Casting Soundness Average
Surface Finish Excellent (125 Ra surface finish,
~0.15 mm tolerance)
Development Time 3 weeks +
Production Time 3 – 8 weeks
Foundry Locations Turkey and India