Why choose Vacuum Casting (VC)?
Vacuum casting is widely thought of as a cost-effective alternative to injection moulding. It is a very suitable manufacturing method for low volume production of final parts without the prohibitive costs required for injection moulding tooling development.
Parts produced using the vacuum casting process are high quality. They are dimensionally accurate, precise replicas of the master pattern with profiles, fine details and texture faithfully reproduced. Castings can be painted and overmoulded to match the exact finish required on parts. This makes vacuum castings ideal for fit and form testing and also for marketing purposes.
Relative to other manufacturing methods, vacuum casting is fast as it uses 3D printing to create the master patterns and multiple components can then be made from this master pattern. This results in savings on new product development time.
Another strength of the Vacuum Casting process is the wide variety of materials available which simulate the look, feel and mechanical performance of production engineering materials.
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