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PROCESS TEKCAST
Spin-Casting
DIE CASTING PLASTER MOLD CASTING SAND CASTING LOST-WAX CASTING PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING
Type Of Molds Used Vulcanized "TEKSIL" Rubber Machined Tool Steel Plaster Sand Ceramic Machined Aluminum, Brass or Tool Steel
Type Of Casting Materials Zinc, Tin/Lead, Urethane, Polyester, Epoxy, Pattern Wax Zinc, Aluminum, Magnesium Most Nonferrous Metals Most Foundry Castable Metals Most Foundry Castable Metals Most Thermo -Plastics
Average Cost Of Mold Tooling (U.S. Dollars) $35 to $250 $10,000 to $250,000+ $1,000 to $25,000 (Wood or Metal Pattern) $500 to $10,000 (Wood or Metal Pattern) $1,000 to $25,000 (Machined Aluminum) $5,000 to $150,000+
Economical Ordering Quantities 1 & Up 25,000* & Up 100 & Up 100 & Up 1,000 & Up 15,000* & Up
Economical Part Size (Length or Width) <1/2" - 12"
<1.25 - 30cm
<1/2" - 24"
<1.25 - 60cm
<4" - 36"
<10 - 90cm
<3" - 36"
<7.5 - 90cm
<1" - 24"
<2.5 - 60cm
<1/2" - 24"
<1.25 - 60cm
Economical Part Wall Thickness <1/8" - 1/2"
.3 - 1.25cm
<1/8" - 3/4"
.3 - 2cm
<1/8" - 1"
.3 - 2.5cm
<1/4" - 1"
.6 - 2.5cm
<1/8" - 1"
.3 - 2.5cm
<1/8" - 1/2"
.3 - 1.25cm
Casting Tolerances Very Close Closest Close Lowest Very Close Closest
Ability To Make Design Changes Easiest Very Difficult Difficult Easy Very Difficult Very Difficult
Per Part Cost Very Low Lowest Very High Very Low Highest Lowest
Usual Secondary Machining Required Very Little or None Lowest or None Low Highest Very Little or None Lowest or None
Usual Initial Parts Lead Time Required 4 hrs - 2 days 12 - 24 wks 6 - 12 wks 4 - 12 wks 8 - 16 wks 12 - 24 wks
*Depends Largely On Cost Of Mold Tooling.....
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The information and data contained herein are believed to be reliable. However, all observations, recommendations or suggestions are made without guarantee, inasmuch as conditions and methods of commercial use are beyond our control. You should test any application and independently conclude satisfactory performance before commercialization. Properties given are typical values and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

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