Precision investment casting has applications in every activity sector. The materials are chosen according to the part’s end-use and the stresses it is expected to undergo.
Our steel quality grades
Low carbon (mild) steels
(Grades C22, S355)
Used for static parts subject to low mechanical stress, with little or no hardness constraints.
For parts that require welding.
Thermal treatment steels
(Grades C45, 42CrMo4, 36NiCrMo16, 20Mo5)
Used for parts subject to measurable mechanical stress (tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, toughness).
Case hardening steels
Used for parts subject to high degrees of compression and wear.
(Grades 41CrAlMo7-10, 42CrMo4, 33CrMOV12-9)
Used for moving parts subject to intensive frictional wear.
Used for parts subject to intensive, repetitive stress.
Our stainless steel grades
(Grades 304L, 316L)
Austenitic grades of steel are often used for parts requiring high corrosion resistance but that are not subject to any particular mechanical stress, such as in the food and food processing industries. These grades can be highly polished for functional or aesthetic purposes.
They can also be used for medical devices such as femoral test parts.
Precipitation hardening martensitic steels
(Grades X17CrNi16-2, X105CrMo17, 17.4PH)
These stainless steel grades can be hardened by low temperature tempering, which gives them mechanical properties similar to those of steel.
Duplex and Super duplex stainless steels
These stainless steel alloys belong to the austenitic-ferretic family of steels, containing 25% of Chromium and 4 to 6% of Nickel, with low carbon content.
They have good inter-granular corrosion resistance, good pitting resistance (PREN Pitting Resistance Equivalent Number > 30) and good corrosion under stress resistance. They also have good weldability.
Our super alloys
(Inconel, Hastelloy grades)
There are two main super-alloy families: Nickel-based and Cobalt-based.
These alloys have excellent tensile strength, good high temperature creep resistance, and good corrosion and oxidation resistance properties.
Our special medical implant alloys
Our CoCr alloy certified to ISO 5832-4 standard is a cobalt, chromium and molybdenum-based casting alloy commonly used in surgical implants.
M30NW alloy is a wrought high nitrogen-content stainless steel used to produce surgical implants requiring high tensile strength and corrosion resistance.