There is more than one way to bake a cake. Ingredients, temperature, bake time, and how many you are serving dictate your approach. Making brownies for the third grade class is not the same as baking an elaborate wedding cake for 350 degrees. The same is true when it comes to selecting a right metal casting process to manufacture any component. Which process offers the best all-in cost, considering requirements for features, material, quality, and quantity?
The list of methods to produce metal parts is long, and includes machining/hogouts, forging, fabrication, and more. In this article, we will just discuss various casting processes you might select to make an important component.