Home Technologies Materials Processing Investment Casting INVESTMENT CASTING TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES COST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO MACHINING Investment casting requires less alloy than conventional machining and reduces the time needed to machine cast parts. These advantages result in reduced overall costs for fabricators. Materion’s proprietary / patented Aluminum Beryllium (Al Be) alloy investment casting process delivers these cost savings for fabricators, Investment casting is used in a wide variety of optical and aerospace and applications including: support structures, housings, gimbals, covers, chassis, rings and enclosures. UNIQUE QUALITIES FOR OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE The unique properties of investment cast Al-Be alloy make it the preferred material for a variety of applications: High Stiffness. The high stiffness of investment cast Al-Be makes it a preferred material for optical support structures and high-speed precision assembly equipment Low Density. Investment cast Al-Be has a lower density than Aluminum, allowing it to serve as a replacement material in weight critical applications Vibration Damping. Investment cast Al-Be also provides good vibration damping properties. This is an added benefit for optical and high-speed precision assembly equipment OFFERING MORE OPTIONS FOR DEMANDING MATERIAL NEEDS Materion investment casting composites are fabricated using processes which mirror standard aluminum industry practices, and can handle machining, joining, bending and coating operations. Our investment casting process results in materials with improved properties and performance that are easy to fabricate and cost Effective. MATERION PRODUCTS SUPPORTING THIS TECHNOLOGY include: AlBeCast® 910 AlBeCast® 920 Talk to one of our engineers about your investment casting needs today.