Increase Flexibility for Design Validation and Investment Casting of Large Turbomachinery Casings and Ducting with 3D Printed Patterns
cost reduction over conventional wax patterns
faster time to market
reduction in tooling
Industrial gas turbines require large, complex casings and ducting at low production volumes, making additive manufacturing of patterns for investment casting very economical relative to traditional tooling-based wax injection methods.
Overcome the geometry and time constraints common with conventional machined molds, replacing it with a fast, tool-less process that opens the door to greater design freedom while improving product performance.