SLS works with a broad range of materials, including rigid thermoplastics, thermoplastic elastomers, polystrene, stainless steel powder, investment casting wax
, and ceramic powder.
ACES build style is used for limited production tooling using investment casting wax
, suitable when customers want a couple hundred parts.
When casting wax
patterns, we recomand a wax temperature with 8[degrees]C higher than the injection temperature and a mould temperature between 30-35[degrees]C.
Vulcan Engineering showcased its new Tru Glu system for automated investment casting wax
pattern assembly, which uses robotics to build investment casting trees.
The company has found that producing patterns with polycarbonate compounds, rather than traditional investment casting wax
, is ideal for casting metal parts with fine features and thin walls.