QuickCast™ Patterns

QuickCast™ is an SLA® build style trademarked by 3D Systems and was created to meet the needs of the Investment Casting industry. QuickCast patterns were the first direct pattern (patterns created via a 3D printing process) and are by far, the most popular direct pattern technology in North America.

Quickparts Solutions offers high quality, finished, cast ready patterns! Highly Stable CastPro™ Resins designed specifically for the investment casting industry. 

While Stereolithography and Rapid Prototyping in general have greatly reduced time to market, QuickCast patterns for investment casting have had the most profound effect on this industry. QuickCast replaces the time consuming process of creating tooling to produce wax patterns, allowing the review of metal designs in days instead of months.

Anatomy of the QuickCast™ Process

QuickCast™ patterns are a hollow SLA build style with hexagonal support structures.

The QuickCast build style consists of a hollow stereolithography pattern with an internal hexagonal support structure that adds strength to the pattern, allows for easy drainage, and facilitates collapse of the pattern during thermal expansion to help avoid cracking the shell. QuickCast patterns provide several advantages compared to other direct patterns including low moisture absorption, high finish, dimensional stability and capabilities of producing large assemblies.