3D Printed Investment Casting Patterns

Dec 19, 2023

The Advantage of 3D Printed Investment Casting Patterns

At Quick Parts, we specialize in a revolutionary manufacturing technique known as 3D printed investment casting patterns. This cutting-edge process combines the precision of 3D printing with the traditional investment casting method to produce high-quality patterns for intricate metal components.

How Does it Work?

The process begins by creating a digital design of the desired component using computer-aided design (CAD) software. This digital model is then used to guide our state-of-the-art 3D printers, which use a variety of materials such as wax or plastic resin to build the investment casting pattern layer by layer.

Once the 3D printed pattern is complete, it is surrounded by a ceramic shell through a series of dipping and coating processes. The shell is then heated to remove the pattern, leaving behind a negative impression inside the ceramic shell.

Molten metal, such as stainless steel or aluminum, is then poured into the ceramic shell, taking the shape of the removed pattern. After cooling and solidification, the ceramic shell is broken away, revealing the final metal component. This precision casting method ensures an accurate reproduction of the original design with minimal dimensional deviation.

The Benefits of 3D Printed Investment Casting Patterns

Precision and Complexity

3D printing enables the creation of highly complex patterns with intricate geometries that would be challenging or impossible to achieve through traditional casting methods. This opens up new possibilities for the production of intricate metal components.

Time and Cost Savings

The 3D printing process significantly reduces the time and cost associated with pattern production. By eliminating the need for expensive tooling and reducing the number of manual steps, Quick Parts can deliver investment casting patterns in record time and at a fraction of the cost.

Design Flexibility

With 3D printed investment casting patterns, designers have greater flexibility to iterate and test their designs quickly. This allows for rapid prototyping and optimization, leading to improved final products and reduced time to market.

Material Options

Our 3D printing technology supports a wide range of materials, including various waxes and plastic resins. This versatility enables us to cater to different industry needs and ensure the production of high-quality metal components.


By eliminating the need for extensive tooling and reducing material waste, 3D printed investment casting patterns contribute to a more sustainable manufacturing process. Quick Parts is committed to eco-friendly practices and strives to minimize its environmental impact.

Applications of 3D Printed Investment Casting Patterns

The applications of 3D printed investment casting patterns are vast and diverse, making them ideal for a wide range of industries. Some common applications include:

  • Aerospace components
  • Automotive parts
  • Medical implants
  • Industrial machinery
  • Jewelry
  • Art and sculpture

Due to its high accuracy and flexibility, this advanced manufacturing technique is increasingly adopted by manufacturers, designers, and engineers seeking excellence in complex metal component production.

Choose Quick Parts for Your 3D Printed Investment Casting Patterns

Quick Parts is a trusted leader in Metal Fabricators and 3D Printing services, specializing in 3D printed investment casting patterns. With our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced team, and commitment to delivering superior results, we are the go-to partner for businesses looking to enhance their manufacturing capabilities.

Visit our website at www.quickparts.com to learn more about how our 3D printed investment casting patterns can transform your business.


With the rapid advancement of 3D printing technology, 3D printed investment casting patterns have become a game-changer in the world of metal component production. Quick Parts, with its expertise in Metal Fabrication and 3D Printing, is at the forefront of this innovative process.

By harnessing the precision, speed, and cost-effectiveness of 3D printing, businesses can now achieve intricate designs, reduce production time and costs, and even explore new avenues of design creativity. Don't miss out on the opportunities presented by 3D printed investment casting patterns!