Investment Casting Patterns

Evolv3D offers accelerated casting production timelines with high quality 3D printed casting patterns

Interested in accelerating the delivery of accurate casting patterns with greater material efficiency using 3D printed wax and SLA casting patterns?

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 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

Many foundries like working with wax patterns. Whether only one or hundreds of patterns are needed quickly, you can count on our ProJet® wax patterns to fit into your foundry processing procedures, just like any injection molded wax pattern. We provide high detail, high resolution ProJet® wax patterns with the highest levels of surface finish required for demanding casting applications.

• 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

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