MIM vs Investment Casting

Comparative analysis of technologies suitable for the manufacture of metal parts (MIM vs. Investment Casting)

Additive manufacturing comparison: studio system desktop metal, conventional filament and binder jetting printers.

Even though the investment casting is an industrially fully developed process, its limits have been pushed during the last years towards producing larger and more complex pieces compared to the last decades.  The following image shows the market positioning and development tendency of investment casting:  On the one hand, larger production volumes are being outsourced more

What is additive manufacturing?  Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing or rapid prototyping, is the fabrication of metal parts by using a 3D model and applying several layers of material to it.  Fabricating metal parts through additive manufacturing has become one of the most interesting technologies of the sector throughout the last decade –