3D Printing Patterns for Investment Casting

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Investment casting produces intricate metal parts with excellent surface finish and dimensional accuracy. Casting patterns are typically injection molded with tooling costs ranging from $3,000 to $30,000 depending on complexity.

3D printed patterns eliminate the need for tooling and injection molding resulting in substantial time and cost savings. Plus, 3D printing can produce patterns with greater complexity without driving up costs.

Download this free technical application guide and learn:

  • How to prepare your design file for 3D printing
  • Which systems and materials to use
  • How to prepare your 3D printed pattern for castingf
  • How to create a casting shell
  • Best practices for casting
  • Tools and supplies needed

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