What is the lost foam casting process?
- By:Armenian Trade
The lost foam casting process is a modern casting technique that involves creating a foam pattern of the desired part, coating the pattern with a refractory material, and then melting the foam pattern to leave a void in the shape of the part. Molten metal is then poured into the void, where it solidifies and takes on the shape of the part. The lost foam casting process is often used to create complex parts that would be difficult or expensive to create using other casting methods. It is commonly used in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries to produce engine blocks, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, and other parts. One of the advantages of the Ductile Iron Lost Foam Investment Casting Handle is that it can produce near-net-shaped parts, which means that less machining and finishing is required after casting. Additionally, the process allows for design flexibility, as complex geometries can be easily created using foam patterns. However, the process requires careful control of the casting parameters, and the foam patterns can be fragile and difficult to handle.