Re: [rp-ml] Investment casting

From: Jim Pike (
Date: Thu Nov 15 2007 - 05:31:47 EET


How big is the casting requirement?
What is the cast material requirement? Part accuracy?
What comparisons can be made to save time or money?
And finally, what compromises can be made to justify one requirement for

Z-Corp technology supports materials for molding non-ferrous capabilities.
The Z-810 machine can produce patterns used to produce larger castings.


On 11/14/07, Bill Bedford <> wrote:
> I'm looking at the possibility of using a 3d printer to directly
> produce waxes for investment casting for low volume production.
> Has anyone any experience of doing this?
> What machines would people recommend and are there any potential
> problem I should be aware of?
> --
> Bill Bedford
> "Nothing is as important as model railways and even that isn't very
> important"
> -some wiseguy somewhere

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