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quick question?Frequently Asked Questions

Can Chicago Vacuum Casting help me with a complex part?

Yes, we can provide answers for many complex parts. Investment casting is frequently the answer to casting complex parts economically. Let us help you find the right solution.
What are your precision casting tolerances?±.005 per linear inch. Angular tolerance is ±1/2 degree. Typical finish is 120 RMS.

Is there a benefit to using investment casting for replacement parts?

Yes, replacement part can be less expensive and more durable if they are made from high tensile alloy. This could also minimize time lost for missing parts.

Can Chicago Vacuum Casting produce intricate part shapes?

Yes. Our process allows us to manufacture intricate shapes that would be unrealistic or unfeasible to produce by conventional means. We produce complex parts with fine detail in one piece to 120 rms surface finishes.

What if the alloy I request is out of the ordinary?

Chicago Vacuum can cast all stainless steels, and a variety of other materials.

  • 300 and 400 series
  • 17-4 Ph
  • 25-5 Ph
  • Tool steels
  • High carbon and low carbon steels
  • Super alloys
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel base alloys
  • Bronze
  • Brass

We can also use special alloys made to your specifications. In addition, certified chemical and physical analysis are furnished when necessary, as well as NDT.

Do you have the resources for large and/or small runs?

We are flexible and can handle both large and small production runs. Chicago Vacuum Casting prides itself with on time delivery and superior quality.

What is Investment Casting?

Please refer to our investment casting process pages.

What are the benefits of Investment Casting?

Investment Casting provides you with amazing design flexibility and low costs. Learn more by visiting the investment casting benefits page.

What are Chicago Vacuum Casting’s part size abilities?

Chicago Vacuums specializes in both large and small castings.