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Eliminating Tooling Cuts Cost, Time

Jiten Shah

Investment caster Ariso-Cast Inc. (Almont, Michigan) used its printed investment casting shell (PICS) process to deliver a complex oil air separator casting to the customer in a short lead time. The hybrid process incorporates printed shell with traditional investment casting melting processes to achieve a quality part in 17-4 PH stainless steel. The PICS process ultimately saved one week of production time and cost 60% less than a proposed 3D metal printed part.

Click here to see the full column in the January/February 2023 Casting Source digital edition.