With our rapid prototyping capabilities, Niagara Investment Castings can now print three-dimensional models directly from your 3-D cad data, and turn them into investment castings in the alloy or alloys of your choice… FAST!!!    Through the use of our SLA patterns and various finishing options, we can custom tailor a prototype solution that will offer you a superior way to communicate your design ideas – and a better way to develop products.

Our rapid prototypes are virtual cast samples of what traditional tooling will produce, without the need to go through the time, cost, and rework constraints of hard tooling.   With our rapid prototyping technology, you’ll use our service to create Fortusactual castings in the metal, or metals, that you want to evaluate or work with.  The castings are EXACTLY the same castings that you would get from a pattern injected into a standard lost wax tool, and can be heat treated, machined, and finished to your requirements.  Make short run production, win faster approvals, yield more precise customer feedback, enhance sales presentations, and more …. all to move you from concept to production more quickly than ever before.

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Our technology allows you to:

  • Prototype a new design, conversion, or idea, all without first having to purchase investment casting tooling…
  • Provide cast samples in the desired metal or metals to evaluate function, integrity, and performance…
  • Evaluate potential savings over other processes such as machined forms, weldments, and assemblies, by going to investment castings…
  • Communicate designs, concepts, and ideas to other people in your organization, or your customers…
  • Get casting samples into your customers’ hands right away while waiting for tooling to be manufactured…
  • Utilize the benefits of investment castings for very low volume production runs…
  • Let your design imagination run wild !!

For a fast and easy quote, please go to our “Request a Quote” page and send us your drawing file, as well as …

  1. Alloy
  2. Quantity
  3. Heat treatment required

… And we would be pleased to respond with a quote for your prototype castings.