We offer investment casting services in several precious and non-precious materials. Your parts will be 3D printed in wax and then processed through our loss-wax investment casting process to produce parts that would otherwise be un-machineable. Our wax material is printed at 16 µm (0.016mm) layers providing you with superior accuracy and definition.
The pricing shown in the table below excludes GST and all values are updated on a daily basis. We do not anneal (soften) our castings before they are sent to you. Please consider the metal casting shrinkage factors before you upload your 3D model.
|Brass||Yellow||8.52 g / cm3||$ … / g||550 °C||910 °C||1.5 %||6.4 µΩ cm|
|Bronze||Red or White||8.91 g / cm3||$ … / g||600 °C||980 °C||2.0 %||11.4 µΩ cm|
|Silver||Lightgray||10.5 g / cm3||$ … / g||650 °C||850 °C||1.0 %||1.7 µΩ cm|
|9K Gold||Yellow||11.5 g / cm3||$ … / g||650 °C||870 °C||1.0 %|
|9K Palladiumgold||White||12.6 g / cm3||$ … / g||700 °C||960 °C||2.0 %|
|14K Gold||Yellow||13.0 g / cm3||$ … / g||650 °C||860 °C||1.0 %|
|14K Palladiumgold||White||14.2 g / cm3||$ … / g||760 °C||1000 °C||2.0 %|
|18K Gold||Yellow||15.5 g / cm3||$ … / g||700 °C||900 °C||1.5 %|
|18K Palladiumgold||White||16.0 g / cm3||$ … / g||750 °C||1040 °C||2.0 %|
|22K Gold||Yellow||18.4 g / cm3||$ … / g||600 °C||990 °C||1.5 %||2.4 µΩ cm|
|Palladium||White||12.1 g / cm3||$ … / g||800 °C||1400 °C||2.0 %||10.6 µΩ cm|
|Platinum||White||21.3 g / cm3||$ … / g||850 °C||1780 °C||2.0 %||10.5 µΩ cm|
We offer rubber and silicone moulds for high volume manufacturing orders. Visit our Rapid Casting site for further information. Pricing Guide
The weight of parts ordered online is estimated from the volume of the CAD model and the metal density. We also make a small allowance for the sprue. Once parts are devested the actual part weight is updated. Adjustments are automatically refunded to your account or credit card for online payments.
A casting sprue is the feed or gate to the object being cast. This will remain on the object so when you receive your metal order you will need to file this away. All items require a sprue but we take great care in placement and size ensuring you can remove this with ease. If you would like to 3D CAD model the sprue on your design prior to ordering then see our sprue guide here: Sprue Design
Our waxes print with zero shrinkage. We do get slight shrinkage during casting and this may only become an issue on larger items. Typically increasing the size of your design 1% is enough for casting unless you are making a mould where 3-4% is usually recommended. Note: this is only a guide and it is your responsibility to adjust sizing.