TPM Metalcraft Minute

Your Source for Investment Casting Knowledge

April 20th, 2016, Volume 11

Contact Antonio Garcia for any casting questions.

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The 4 Main Departments in Investment Casting

An Investment Casting Facility can be broken into 4 major departments:


  • Wax
  • Shell
  • Foundry
  • Finishing

Getting Ready For Delivery

The last step of the manufacturing of an Investment Casting is finishing. After gate grind we have individual castings that resemble the final deliverable product. All that is left is to clean, inspect and package the castings. After these steps your castings are loaded on a truck and shipped to your receiving docks. The details of the final steps are described below.

Final Inspection & Shipping

TPM Adds To Portfolio Of Casting Offerings

You have been asking and we have listened. TPM is now able to offer North American produced sand castings. We often hear that our clients have the need for a quality sand casting provided with the same superior customer service and technical expertise they receive from TPM. Well now you can have the best of both worlds. TPM will manage all aspects of the process. TPM quotes, processes orders, inspects, ships and warranties all castings manufactured at our North American sand casting partner. We have added this new partner to our already extensive list of offerings which can be seen on our website. Contact Antonio Garcia for details and for any quotation needs.

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  • Heat Treatment - What is it, and why is it important?
  • What outside services does TPM offer?
  • Lead Times

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