The Digital Foundry
With new additive technologies for investment casting foundries will:
• Be able to produce low volumes of casted parts from a CAD model in 24-48 hours
• Reduce costs of tooling
• Eradicate the time it takes to produce tooling
• Reduce costs and space used for tooling storage
• Deliver ‘unmoldable’ products
Digital processes and new additive manufacturing technologies are poised to deliver massive time and cost savings: Production workflows that now take weeks will be done in hours. Product runs can be smaller, serving more discriminating markets. Customers will place new expectations on foundries to deliver parts faster.