Re: Investment casting

From: Tom Richards (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 17:35:57 EET

Hello Senthil, You would best contact the Investment Casting Institute at, and request a copy of "What is Investment Casting?".
Then, choose a prototyping process which builds in a material of
construction which is compatible with the making of the investment mold and
which builds patterns having an acceptable resolution, accuracy and finish.
Check your school's library for books on casting of aluminum, or contact
The American Foundry Society at for a list of their
publications. Best Regards, Tom Richards, Metallurgist

At 12:12 PM 2/23/01 +0000, you wrote:
>Dear sirs,
> I would like to introduce my self, I am senthil mani, PG student
> at the
>University Of Warwick,UK. I am doing my project work on "Rapid prototyping
>and investment castings",
>So I would like to have some details regarding the investment casting
>process. I would like to know what are the major problems encountered in
>investment casting of aluminium. What care should be taken for aluminium
>castings. Please do reply me.

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