Titanium Casting – It’s all that we do
After 5000 years of practice, you would certainly expect us to be pretty good at investment casting. In fact, we are. Unlike some others in the industry who try to be all things to all people, FS Precision Tech specializes solely in titanium casting: specifically in precision near net titanium investment casting.
The nature of the investment casting process hasn’t changed significantly since King Tut was buried thousands of years ago with a tomb-full of gold castings. FS Precision Tech, however, has developed technologically advanced pattern materials, refractory ceramics, and metal alloys. This continuous development of new technologies has kept titanium investment casting in the forefront of metalworking technology into the twentieth century.
Check out the titanium investment casting video segment from Discovery Channel’s How It’s Made.
The History of Investment Casting
Investment casting enjoyed mostly artistic application through the Renaissance period. It was a convenient and reliable means for sculptors and builders to produce the complex shapes and fine detail required of their work. In the 19th century the lost wax process found its first engineered commercial application in the manufacture of dental crowns and inlays. World War II created a tremendous demand for intricate, net shaped castings made from newly developed alloys as the nation mobilized for war.
4 Reasons to Use Titanium Investment Castings
Investment casting has quite impressively stood the test of time –of the Ages, really. It remains a valued tool in the arsenal of engineers in virtually every industry for several, very good reasons:
1) Complex Geometries
Titanium investment casting can be used to easily create intricate shapes, internal passages, and complex surface features to near net tolerances without the addition of costly secondary operations.
2) Integrated Design
Design engineers use the flexibility of the investment casting process to integrate part designs. Machined features and multiple welded components can be integrated into a single casting to eliminate the need for multiple components and complex assemblies. Elimination of weldments alone can increase the strength and service life of your products.
3) Reproduction of Detail
Graphics, surface textures, splines, teeth, and a variety of detailed surface features add form and function to your components. Net shape details are reproduced with exceptional precision.
4) Alloy Control & Flexibility
Processing titanium parts from the liquid state gives investment casting unique advantages. Modified alloy compositions are easily accommodated to engineer the mechanical and corrosion resistant properties of your products. Novel cooling methods can be utilized to engineer grain size and orientation for custom mechanical properties and increased fatigue life.
Get a jump on you competition by working with FS Precision Tech. We are the global leader in high precision titanium investment castings for Aerospace, Defense, and Industrial applications.
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