The industry of 3D printing is changing very rapidly and new printing technology is being developed day by day. To enhance this new printing technology several new concepts such as vacuum casting has been introduced. Several industries offer vacuum casting service to offer the exceptional benefits to the people across the world. So, what is vacuum casting and what are its benefits? Today, we will tell you about this process and show you its benefits as well. We will also tell you where you can use this process. So, let’s begin!
About vacuum casting process:
The process is an innovative method to develop prototypes of industrial parts where a master model of high quality is required to generate more prototypes. The model is created using stereolithography through which the model case is produced. The master model should be of good quality and have no flaws so that every prototype generated through it is of high quality.
The mold is put in a nutshell made of silicon rubber that is treated at a high temperature. After the treatment, the master mold is created which is hollow from the center. The mold will be filled with liquid material that will get the similar shape of the master model using a vacuum chamber. The polyurethane resin such as polycarbonate and polyethylene is used as a filling material for prototyping applications.
The metallic powder is mixed with the filled resin so as to achieve the desired properties. The mold is covered inside the chamber so that no air bubbles get developed and the mold is put in an oven. The mold is taken out carefully and is reused to produce more parts. The prototype is then painted as per the need and a finished product is ready to serve to the customers.
Now, let us understand the benefits of this process so that you can easily invest in vacuum casting service.
Benefits of vacuum casting process:
Investment casting or vacuum casting has several advantages to the prototype producing industries. Here are some of them:
Quality – this process lets you choose the correct material required to design the desired part according to its hardness. This is possible due to the use of polyurethane resins. It offers flexibility and hardness to the material. The finished product can be either painted in the desired color or can be kept simple that will give it crystal appearance.
High precision – the mold used to produce the prototype produce the parts similar to the original model. Even the complex parts with typical geometries can be easily produced using vacuum casting service. Moreover, it produces the final result with high precision.
Prices and deadlines – the process involves a cost-effective production wherein loss investment more prototype can be produced. This method is thus more useful and valuable than any other printing technology. One can generate around 30 – 50 prototype parts in less than 15 days that is more beneficial during the urgent needs.
Therefore, vacuum casting service is ideal to test the market with the prototype of your final products, for first commercialization and for aesthetic and mechanical validation.