Wisconsin Investcast Division
State-of-the-art investment castings for high end markets, with unique capability for large parts
Wisconsin Investcast Division is completely integrated from tool design and development, solidification modeling, through wax pattern molding, shell molding, casting, and non-destructive QA testing. Concurrent engineering services help consider manufacturability during product design, to reduce development time and cost. Wisconsin Investcast is known for producing complex metal components in a wide variety of alloys, and some of the largest investment castings in the world. Whether complex or simple shapes, miniature to large, we serve a multitude of diverse markets.
Customers are amazed at our unique ability to produce very large investment castings – when the need for intricate details or surface finish in large parts cannot be economically accomplished through more labor intensive processes. We have the ability to produce investment castings that weigh from ounces to large castings up to 1,400 lbs. (635 kg) cast weight / 850 lbs. (385 kg) ship weight.
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Processes and Capabilities
Investment casting (lost wax) is ideal for the manufacture of components with complex internal and external configurations. Net-shaped casting requires little or no post-production finishing and is an economical alternative for heavily-machined parts and multi-piece weldments.
- Our induction furnaces offer capacities from 650 lbs. - 2,000 lbs (295kg - 910kg)
- Air melt alloys for components with pour weights up to 1,400 lbs. (635 kg.) and ship weights up to 850 lbs. (385 kg.)
- Part envelope size up to 40” diameter x 34" tall (1016mm x 864mm)
Customers and our technical staff work together on many fronts from engineering support, through secondary operations, casting design for manufacturability, selecting alloys, identifying efficiencies in prototype and production runs. Wisconsin Investcast can provide complete-to-print products with single-source responsibility, including:
- Vacuum heat treating
- Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
- Fabricated assemblies
- Pickling, and painted or plated finish
- 3D printing
- Stereolithography (SLA)
- Selective laser sintering (SLS)
We routinely pour over 100 alloys, from low carbon through nickel and cobalt-based.
- 300 series stainless steel
- 400 series stainless steel
- PPT strengthened stainless steel
- Nickel-base alloys
- Cobalt-base alloys
- Heat resistant alloys
- Carbon and low alloy steel
- Tool steel
In addition to industry standard alloys, MetalTek regularly works with customers to modify grades to deliver the performance needed for their particular application and environment.
For more information on MetalTek alloy capabilities, visit our Searchable Alloy Guide.
Laboratory & Non-Destructive Testing
Like all MetalTek facilities, Wisconsin Investcast Division is equipped with an on-site chemical and mechanical laboratory.
Non-destructive testing capabilities include:
- In-house NDT
- Radiography / X-ray
- Magnetic particle
- Fluorescent penetrant
- Meets requirements of MIL-I-45208 and customer specifications
Accreditations and Certifications
Quality & Certifications
Our quality personnel manage a broad range of internally and nationally certified test functions and programs including:
- ISO 9001:2008 (QMS)
- AS9100C (QMS)
- Weld upgrade
- Numerous customer-specific approvals