Investment Casting

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Investment Casting

Investment casting or ‘lost wax casting’ provides a shortcut to your finished precision parts without welding, excessive machining, or assembly. It is the solution for many complex shapes and provides smooth surface finishes, accurate dimensions and fine detail. Spectron Manufacturing’s advanced tools, technology, and skilled technicians make certain that all investment cast parts address our customers’ demands as well as all applicable industry standards.

  • Furnace capacity includes three steel and two aluminum melting units, two ovens for wax burnout (lost wax process) from the ceramic mold and four ovens for preheating ceramic shells.
  • Manufacturing enterprise resource planning (MRP/ERP) software provides unparalleled coverage of, and access to, operational intelligence allowing continuous improvement, accountability, quality, and transparency throughout the investment casting process.
  • Non-destructive Testing (NDT) including magnetic particle inspection, dye penetrant inspection, and digital X-ray is conducted in-house for tight control and quick identification of potential issues.
  • Secondary finishing services including machining, coatings and managing sub-assembly. View all Secondary Operations capabilities.

Rapid Prototype Investment Casting

Rapid prototype investment casting can be an excellent alternative to CNC machined, SLA, or SLS prototypes and is the only process that is both cost effective at low quantities and yield as cast properties.

  • 1-2 week lead time
  • No tooling cost
  • No geometric limitations or draft requirements
  • Standard tolerance is .75% of total length
  • Typical surface finish of 175 RMS micro-inch
  • Due to the rapid prototype machine used to build the wax pattern steps on contoured or drafted features may be visible
Hard Tool (Production) Investment Casting

Hard tool investment casting is a good fit for castings that have complex part geometries and/or MIL spec applications.

  • 3-4 week lead time
  • No draft requirements
  • Very little geometric limitations
  • Typical surface finish of 175 RMS micro-inch

We produce steel castings and aluminum castings along with a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys including all grades of:

  • Alloy steel
  • Carbon steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel
  • Tool steel
Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

What our customers say

“Spectron Manufacturing has been a supplier for us for over 5 years. Their flexibility to meet unplanned demand and produce a high quality product have made them one of our preferred and strategic partners.”

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