Reduce time spent to create casting patterns by 90%
Reduce cost of casting patterns by 92%
Reduce weight of casted part and improve finish with SLA casting
Evolv3D offers high quality, finished, cast ready patterns
Evolv3D’s team provides customers the highest quality investment casting patterns as well as expert advice on the appropriateness of investment castings versus other approaches in the spectrum of product development processes.
There are several 3D printing processes which can be used to build investment casting patterns. Each process has advantages and disadvantages and none are optimum for all casting applications.
We offer 2 different technologies so you can choose the option that is best for your application.
3D Printed SLA QuickCast Patterns
3D Printed 100% Wax Casting Patterns
QuickCast™ is an SLA build style trademarked by 3D Systems and was created to meet the needs of the investment casting industry. The QuickCast build style consists of a hollow SLA pattern with an internal hexagonal support structure that adds strength to the pattern, allows for easy drainage, and facilitates collapse of the pattern during thermal expansion to help avoid shell cracking. QuickCast patterns offer invaluable shrink and gating information prior to hard tooling, large pattern size, smooth surfaces, and accelerated timelines over tooling to create wax patterns.
• Hollow build style reduces the amount of material to burn out
• Commonly used by the casting industry
• Capable of producing large assemblies
• Highly stable CastPro™ resins developed specifically for foundry applications
• Rapid production compared to traditional tooling
• Provides invaluable shrink and gating information prior to hard tooling
• Low moisture absorption and expansion of pattern
• High dimensional stability
100% Wax Patterns
• Excellent for high detail, high resolution builds
• Highest surface level finishes and complexity
• Quick lead times
• Can be created without tooling
• Accelerates the casting process
• No special finishing required
• Lower cost of initial development
• Capable of producing the finishes required by the aerospace and medical industries
• Easiest patterns to process