Definition of investment casting in English:

investment casting

Line breaks: in|vest|ment cast|ing

noun

[mass noun] technical
  • A technique for making small, accurate castings in refractory alloys using a mould formed around a pattern of wax or similar material which is then removed by melting.
    More example sentences
    • In 1980, Boye began experimenting with the technique of investment casting for making knife blades.
    • The alloys used for investment casting are very similar to those used for the sand casting process.
    • Unlike investment casting, however, evaporative pattern casting involves a polystyrene foam pattern that vaporizes during the pouring of molten metal into a surrounding mold of unbounded sand.

More definitions of investment casting

Definition of investment casting in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space