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Ceramic Mold Casting
Ceramic Mold Casting, sometimes referred to as Ceramic Molding, is a manufacturing process using refractory ceramics as a mold material in metal casting. It is essentially a combination of Investment and Plaster Mold Casting techniques. The Shaw Process and the Unicast Process are the two main processes used in this type of Casting. Ceramic Molding is generally used to make various types of tooling such as: Glass Molds, Die Casting Dies, Drop Forging Dies, and Extrusion Dies. This type of Casting can also be used to create Machining Cutters and Impellers.
A few important things to know about the Ceramic Molding process include:
- The refractory ceramic molding materials are extremely heat tolerant;
- The most common types of metals cast with this process are high-temperature non-ferrous, ferrous, and precious metals;
- This type of casting results in an end product with thin cross-sections, accurate dimensional tolerances, and high quality surface finishes;
- Very intricate shapes are able to be cast;
- The need for extra machining after casting is all but eliminated.
Whatever your Ceramic Molding needs may be, Source International’s highly-trained, experienced staff can assist you. We pride ourselves on professionalism and the kind of expertise that only comes with over 25 years in the manufacturing business. Contact us today to find out how we can ensure your Ceramic Molding requirements are met and expectations exceeded.