Make the Investment Caster part of your design team. His knowledge of the metal processing industry will enable you to choose the right process to produce your parts in the fastest, most cost effective manner.
It is best to contact the Investment Caster as early as possible in the design phase of a new project. The foundry engineers may be very helpful in reducing cast weight (and cost), improving strength, selecting alloys, and suggesting design alternatives.
Often, simple, non-functional design changes can be incorporated which will drastically reduce tooling costs.
One of the most attractive aspects of the investment casting process is the versatility of design. The casting buyer should take full advantage of the expertise offered by the foundry’s engineers. This will not only ensure the lowest possible product cost, but will help to prevent costly delays due to re-engineering.