1.615.451.9080 | 430 CALVERT DRIVE | GALLATIN TN 37066 US
March 30, 2019

Netshape Castings 101

Limitless Design Capabilities

The investment castings process is a designer's dream, providing thin wall capabilities, complex internal geometry, and the ability to convert a multi-piece component to a single, "Netshape" part.

​Our metal casting designs reduce or eliminate costly secondary processing. If secondary processing is required, PCT can provide heat treating,non-destructive testing, machining, welding, plating, painting, and assembly.

Investment casting facilitates easy conversion of almost any part that was previously designed for stamping, forging, machining, welding, or any other Metalcasting method. Converted parts are generally stronger, lighter, and faster to produce.

​We are confident that our commitment to quality, large selection of alloys, and cost-saving methodology will save you time, money, and significantly improve the quality of your design.

Casting Advantages

Want to learn more about reduced machining, increased design flexibility, high dimensional accuracy, close tolerances, and cost-effective production techniques? Visit our investment casting advantage page for a crash course in design efficiency.

Casting Terminology

"I need this alloy Hot Isostatic Pressed and argon oxygen decarburized to achieve the desired gas porosity and inclusion!" Impress all your engineer friends with our casting terminology page.

Casting Process

The investment casting process is actually quite fascinating. We cover every step of our process, from tool & mold design to final quality control. We've refined the investment casting process throughout our 30 year history to produce the most repeatable castings in the metal working industry.

Casting Design Guide

It's almost hard to believe the tolerances investment casting is able to achieve in an as-cast state. From linear tolerances to hole positioning, our casting design guide makes imagination come to life.

Casting Conversion

Every metal working technique has its advantages, but investment casting encompasses almost all of those advantages into one streamlined Netshape product. Learn how PCT can convert sand castings, forgings, weldments, and powder metallurgy into superior investment castings.

Next Steps...

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