February 20, 2019 | Prototype Casting

The Applications of Stainless Steel Casting

There are many different kinds of casting, but one of the more common types of casting is stainless steel investment casting. As a Commerce City, Colorado foundry, we often work with stainless steel to cast prototypes and tools for our clients. But why do we use steel so often?

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a material that can be used in a wide variety of grades due to its excellent physical properties. Some grades of stainless steel offer extremely efficient corrosion resistance, some offer the ability for heat treatment, and some offer extremely easy workability — just to name a few of the various qualities that steel has as a foundry material.

Steel can also be used to create a variety of materials ranging from medical equipment to working machine parts. If you need a steel prototype or part, get in touch with us at Protocast Inc. today.

The Capabilities of Steel Casting

When it comes to stainless steel investment casting, there are a few key benefits that you might see in your steel-cast product. First off, steel cast parts can be made larger because of the strength of steel once it has set — this allows some assurance that the product will not collapse under its own weight. Second, it is workable. Whether it be in the cast, or the machining and finishing after the cast has been removed, steel is an extremely workable material. Because of this, we are able to utilize stainless steel investment casting to create complex and stable designs — meaning that extremely strong and intricate parts can be crafted. Last, but certainly not least, we can utilize steel to make both low volume and high volume orders — allowing for great flexibility in the foundry.

Applications Of Stainless Steel Investment Casting

Stainless steel is an extremely high-quality metal to work within the casting world because of the many applications that it can be used to develop parts and prototypes for. Below, we have listed a few of the more common industries where stainless steel investment casting is an incredibly beneficial tool.

  • Medical Machines & Parts
  • Mining Equipment
  • Petrochemical Engineering
  • Agricultural machinery & Development
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy Management
  • Automotive Parts
  • Military Equipment & Machinery
  • Fire Arms
  • Tool Machining

Why Choose Protocast Inc. As Your Stainless Steel Foundry?

For 25 years we have provided our clients with top of the like prototype and tool casting solutions. To help your company gain a competitive edge on your competition, we offer rapid prototyping services that allow for design verification and full-scale production to occur on a timeline that was previously thought to be impossible.

Because our foundry offers to cast using a variety of metals and materials like stainless steel investment casting, we can offer our clients flexibility in their designs, as well as help to prioritize the quality of those designs.

If you have an upcoming casting project that needs to be completed, we urge you to get in touch with us today. Schedule an appointment and let us discuss your project in depth. We look forward to speaking with you!