1) Great detail can be cast.
2) Close tolerances can be held.
3) No draft required on tooling.
4) Relatively expensive casting process.
5) Low initial tooling costs.
6) Minimal machine stock required.
7) Excellent as-cast surface finish.
Invesment casting is ideal for glass mold accessory castings; valves
and fittings; gears, splines, levers, and arms; and various mechanical
and industrial castings.
1) The most common casting process.
2) Moderate detail can be cast.
3) Very economical casting method.
4) Quick production of orders can be achieved.
5) Large and heavy sectioned castings are easily cast.
6) Pattern draft is required.
7) Close tolerances can be difficult to obtain.
Sand casting is ideal for valve and pump parts, electrical control
parts, heat-resistant castings, and bronze burnishings.