Re: Information on using ABS Parts as masters of Investment Casting.

From: Steve Upcraft (
Date: Tue Jun 09 1998 - 11:46:57 EEST


I'll watch the replies with interest as this is one of our current work areas.

I would recommend contacting John McDaniel at Biomet Inc. his presentation at the
recent SME-RP&M Conference (The use of FDM ABS parts in the Investment Casting
Process) outlines many of the points you have raised.


Steve wrote:

> We are planning to do Investment casting on ABS Patterns /Masters. We have
> had good results using Investment casting Wax and now we want to Try out
> Investment casting using ABS patterns from an FDM System.
> I understand that quite a few foundaries have had very good results using ABS
> parts. I would be very obliged if anybody/foundry can give details on how to
> use ABS for Investment casting, Furnaces used,/ Temperatures Required,
> Precautions to taken , Tips on ABS casting & diferences in approach between
> using Wax and ABS.
> Do respond at the earliest , as we are awaiting information to prepare for the
> casting.
> regards
> Linda Ramanathan
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