Rapid Prototyping

We have made thousands of castings with a variety of rapid prototyping techniques, there is no single technique which is suitable for all investment casting applications so we will advise you on the most suitable to produce your component.

Ensuring peace of mind through rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping allows us to foresee any potential issues with a component prior to full-scale manufacture. It is a crucial part of the process which is why we bring our expertise to the table early and work with our customers to establish technical and design details. 

Once we have gone through the initial collaboration phase, we ensure that the component is designed as a 3D solid or surface representation. All of the required design features such as the radius of corners and machining allowances will be included in the CAD design as they will be reproduced on the model. 

Precision Investment Castings Ltd are one of the only companies in the UK to have their own Rapid Prototyping equipment which means that we can take your CAD designs and turn them directly into a model, which can then be used to produce investment castings in our usual range of metals including Aluminium, Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass, Bronze and Zinc. 

We have made thousands of castings with a variety of rapid prototyping techniques, there is no single technique which is suitable for all investment casting applications so we will advise you on the most suitable to produce your component. 

Casting patterns can be produced relatively quickly, usually within a week depending on the quantity. All of our Rapid Prototypes are cast using the same process that would be our final production process for your component. This allows us to ensure that it will meet our quality standards and that you will receive a prototype casting that has equal properties to that of the final product. 

Our team is dedicated to working with you in order to help you realise your designs and complete your projects in a timely manner.