Investment Casting Vs Sand Casting: Differences and Advantages
Investment casting and sand casting are reliable, cost-effective, quality manufacturing processes that allow for flexibility in budgets, timelines, and design. The pattern used to make casting molds lasts through thousands of impressions and years of use, producing the exact same measurements every time. Patterns also are easily replicable when needed.
When manufacturers choose casting to mass produce complex parts, they have the option of choosing investment casting, which is also called the lost wax process, or a sand casting. The following is a breakdown of the two distinct processes and their advantages.