Investment Casting

With our materials you can use 3D printing as a viable alternative to traditional investment casting

Additive manufacturing materials for investment casting

Investment casting, also known as lost wax casting, is one of the oldest metal casting processes and is still in use today. Investment casting produces near net shape castings in ferrous and non-ferrous metal and is known for providing a high-quality surface finish compared to other casting techniques. Our additive manufacturing materials for investment casting give you a viable alternative to expensive and complex wax or ceramic casting for prototypes or small-batch production – including the ability to create the complex hollow casting patterns needed for large manufacturing parts, for example in the aerospace industry.  

Our most popular materials for investment casting

Dimensionally stable material designed without antimony to address sensitivities in the casting of certain specialty alloys.

Antimony-free stereolithography material formulated to improve the repeatability and quality of 3D printed casting patterns.

Easy-to-use material with superior moisture resistance, exceptional clarity and the ability to produce highly detailed parts.

Learn more about 3D printing investment casting patterns

With the development of new materials especially designed for the investment casting process, foundries can now realize significant savings in time and costs by directly printing patterns and eliminate the need for metal tooling altogether. 

How customers use our material

Investment casting solutions

Learn how 3D printing can help save time and cost, increase design freedom and make investment casting more sustainable.

3D printing produces high quality, lighter casting patterns

Service bureau Peridot, Inc. cut investment casting costs and time-to-market by up to 20% and expanded business opportunities by adopting 3D printing as a viable alternative to traditional investment casting.

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Get in touch with our experts to discuss how Covestro can help you tap into the full potential of additive manufacturing.