Graphite Mold Casting Process Offers Value Alternative
Mon, 04/13/2009 - 6:19am
With low mold production costs, relatively low per-part costs, and quick turnaround times, graphite mold casting is an ideal low-risk solution for the manufacture of high-precision components in uncertain economic times. Perfected over the past 30 years by the company, the process produces castings of ZA-12, a durable zinc-aluminum alloy, at a lower total cost per part than machining or other casting processes for annual production quantities of 200 to 20,000 parts. The company’s single-source production capabilities include in-house design services, rapid prototyping, mold production, net-shape casting, secondary machining, and finishing. With typical turnaround times from finished CAD design to production samples of 4 to 6 weeks, the process can dramatically shorten time-to-market.