Our customers want to bring their casting designs to production and fast. The problem with investment castings is that they take time to develop and tooling is expensive. The last thing a buyer wants to hear is that they need to scrap an entire order and buy new tooling because the engineers didn’t nail it the first time.
Prototype casting allows engineers to ensure their models are ready for production before they invest in costly tooling, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in production costs.
We understand what it takes to keep a large manufacturing project together and on schedule. Protocast JLC has been providing prototype castings for over 50 years to our aerospace, defense and medical communities.
Find out how you can start saving time and money with the prototype casting process.
Our Rapid Prototype Casting Process
Here is how you can turn your prototype design into turnkey castings in a fraction of standard production lead times.
1. Submit a 3D drawing
Once we have received your file, we can quickly supply a quote and determine the best method of bringing your casting prototype to life.
2. Create a 3D-Printed Wax Pattern
We use in-house 3D wax printing technology to turn your CAD files into a near net shapes wax patterns, ready for investment casting.
3. Manufacture a Turn-Key Casting
Once your wax patterns have been printed, we can begin the casting process that can be completed in as little as one week. We can then perform any special processes that meet your prototype requirements.
4. Celebrate your Working Prototype
At this point, you have turned your design is into an aerospace quality casting in a fraction of the time of other investment casting foundries. Our engineers can provide additional help for any modifications or improvements to get your castings ready for your application.
How Our Customers Are Using Prototype Castings
We have helped our customers develop prototype castings for every major manufacturing industry for over half a century. Here are a few examples…
- Rare Automobile Intake Manifolds
- Intricate Art Bronze Castings
- Large and Small Communication Waveguides
- Complex Heat Sink Designs
- Pump Housings
- Aluminum Aircraft Control Yokes
- Microphone Brackets
- Medical Ventilator Components
- and much more
Take Advantage of Rapid Prototype Castings Today
We know you need prototypes and you need them fast. We also know that you don’t want to trade speed for quality. You can make affordable castings quickly and efficiently with investment cast prototyping. The next step is to contact our team where our engineers and production managers will guide you through the process of making your next investment casting project a success.
If you have questions about our prototyping process or you would like a prototype quote, give us a call today.