Investment Casting Overview - Signicast Investment Castings


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Signicast Investment Castings, celebrating over 50 years of growth by providing customers a quality product on time at a competitive price, is the investment casting industry leader. With quick lead times, on-time delivery, true just-in-time manufacturing, and unrivaled process control, Signicast has quickly become the top choice for OEM components in a large range of markets.

In an industry where 12-week lead times are standard, Signicast has reduced that time to just 1 to 4 weeks. The result is true Just-In-Time manufacturing which eliminates costly inventory by allowing customers to receive small quantities of product, delivered frequently, according to their production schedule. Orders, even small ones, go from entry to shipping with no interruptions. Signicast operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and schedules remain on-time.
Signicast offers the best total value option for Complete-to-Print components. Signicast provides secondary operations such as machining, heat treatment, assembly, painting, finishing and packaging. The result is a high quality, high value product that is ready to ship from Signicast docks in as few as 4.3 days from start to finish.
Early supplier involvement allows Signicast’s in-house technical staff to provide concurrent engineering during the formative stage of product design. Signicast’s engineering team is dedicated to providing customers with a design that will result in the lowest overall cost with design for manufacturability.
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Investment Casting Overview - Signicast Investment Castings

  1. 1. Investment Casting Overview Signicast Investment Castings
  2. 3. The Investment Casting Process
  3. 4. Injection Molding Tooling
  4. 5. Inject Patterns
  5. 6. Robotic Wax Cell
  6. 7. Pattern Assembly
  7. 8. Cluster Assembly
  8. 9. Shell Build
  9. 10. Dip Rainfall Sander
  10. 11. De-Wax and Burnout
  11. 12. Melt & Pour
  12. 13. Melt & Robotic Pour
  13. 14. Pour Pull and Hold Mold
  14. 15. Shell & Part Removal
  15. 16. Automated Finishing Cell- Gate Grind, Sandblasting and Inspection
  16. 17. Gate Grind
  17. 18. Machining and Secondary
  18. 19. Painting- Powder Coating
  19. 20. Case Studies and Examples
  21. 29. The Journey 3 <ul><li>Established in 1959 – “Sign-I-Cast” </li></ul><ul><li>New Ownership – 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>There Must Be A Better Way – 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Hartford Manufacturing Complex – 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>The Pritzker Group - 2008 </li></ul>Hartford Mfg Complex Brown Deer #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
  22. 30. Facilities <ul><li>435,000 ft 2 manufacturing space </li></ul><ul><li>Medium to high volume production </li></ul><ul><li>Part size: 1oz to 20 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon/low alloy steels & stainless steel </li></ul><ul><li>In house heat treat </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate tooling center </li></ul><ul><li>HMC-5 secondary operations module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Machining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assembly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powder Coat </li></ul></ul>Hartford, WI
  23. 32. Thank You