Casting of prototypes

Several casting methods for producing functional prototype castings can be chosen from.

Rapid prototyping investment casting (single castings)

  • A master model is moulded in plaster or ceramics and then it is cast.
  • Delivery period about 1 week
  • All castable materials

Rapid prototyping investment casting with silicone mould (small production series up to 50 pieces)

  • Wax models are produced in a silicone mould, then formed with plaster or ceramics and cast.
  • Delivery period about 2 weeks
  • All castable materials

Investment casting with plastic tools for small production series (100 to 1,000 pieces)

  • Wax models are produced through injection moulding in a plastic mould, then formed with plaster or ceramics and cast.
  • Delivery period about 4 weeks
  • All castable materials, even magnesium alloys

Precision casting with plaster (small and medium-sized production series; 100 to 2,500 pieces)

  • Ideally suited for producing prototypes of future pressure castings
  • The plaster forms are created within a milled aluminium tool.
  • No wax model necessary
  • Therefore more cost-effective, faster and more accurate than investment casting
  • Delivery period about 5 weeks
  • Only aluminium alloys are castable

Rapid prototyping sand casting (from single castings to medium-sized production series of 1,000 pieces)

  • A model is moulded directly into sand and then it is cast.
  • Laser-sintered cores can be used.
  • Delivery period about 1 - 4 weeks (depending on complexity and quantity)
  • All castable materials, even magnesium alloys

Depending on type, size and complexity of the component, on the required number of pieces and the casting material we will choose the most economic production technique.

All prototype castings can be mechanically reworked, hardened, painted and combined to form a assemblies.

Please enclose a 3D CAD drawing (IGES) when making an inquiry.

Contact Information

Volker Groitl Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
CEO

VOLANTES GmbH
Lohwiesenweg 5 A
91166 Georgensgmünd
Germany

Telephone: +49(0)9172 669004
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