Aluminum Investment Castings
We use the net-shape design flexibility of the lost-wax investment casting process to provide our international customer base with large, complex aluminum components, reducing the need for costly machining and secondary operations.
Our technical expertise has put us at the forefront of investment casting technology since 1971. Shellcast produces castings for applications used in major aerospace, commercial avaiation and defence programs. Our complete to print services include all secondary operations such as precision machining of castings to close tolerances, finishing, painting, plating, impregnation, pressure testing, and hardware installation.
Shellcast High Strength Aluminum Castings with Superior Mechanical Properties
Controlled Solidification Process
As part of our Standard Foundry Procedure, all castings produced at Shellcast are poured utilizing controlled alloy chemistry, a robotic pouring arm and Controlled Solidification chambers, resulting in mechanical properties superior to those obtained with solidification under standard atmospheric conditions.
Rapid Solidification Process for Elevated Mechanical Properties
For requirements with elevated mechanical properties exceeding those obtainable with our standard Controlled Solidification Process, Shellcast provides a proprietary Advanced Rapid Control Solidification Process, during which computer controlled rapid solidification is achieved in a cooling media, ascertaining mechanical properties exceeding those obtainable with our standard Controlled Solidification Process.
We also offer quick turn-around solutions with our rapid prototype system. By converting the patterns produced from a number of different types of Rapid Prototype processes, we produce castings in as little as 4 weeks by by-passing the delays needed to produce traditional tooling.
We produce custom casting solutions ranging in size from less than 1 in² (645 mm²) plan area, to a volume size fitting into a 3 ft. cube, with a single axis up to a length of 40 inches.Read more about the array of design options for investment castings