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KARKHANA.IO VACUUM CASTING

ADVANTAGES


  • Manufacturability Feedback & Quick Quotes

    Streamline your sourcing process with our online quote-to-order platform. Simply upload your CAD model for DFM feedback and competitive pricing.

  • Affordability

    Our vetted network of 3D Printing and Vacuum Casting partners ensure cost-effectiveness as silicone molds are less expensive than injection tooling.

  • Fastest Turnaround, High Quality

    Karkhana.io has a distributed network of Vacuum casting partners with a high-tech machines, promising speedy delivery on every order.

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VACUUM CASTING

PROCESS


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MASTER PATTERN

Masters are 3D printed models of your CAD design. Usually SLA technology is used to produce parts of ABS material. Once verified and approved, the next step is making the mold.

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MOLD MAKING

Once the master is placed, liquid silicone is poured and cured at a suitable temperature. Once dried, the mold is cut open, the master is removed and ready for vacuum casting.

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PART MAKING

Casting resin is poured in the empty cavity, in order to produce parts with high accuracy and finish.

VACUUM CASTING

PROCESS


Vacuum casting process uses a 3D printed SLA master pattern and silicone molds to produce high-quality, short-run parts without expensive and time-consuming hard tooling. Karkhana.io offers a wide range of Vacuum casting services using a variety of materials. We just require the .STEP file of your parts in order to provide DFM and speedy quote.

VC Capabilities

Materials ABS, PC, PP, Nylon, ABS/PC
Bed Sizes 750 x 900 x 750 mm 1000 x 600 x 300 mm
Minimum Dimensional Requirement 0.80m
Tolerance ±0.2 - ±0.25mm
Lead Time 12-15 days
Mold Life 20 - 25 shots
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MATERIALS FOR VACUUM

CASTING


ABS

ABS-Like is a general purpose polyurethane plastic that simulates ABS thermoplastic. This material is a great choice for most product enclosures.

Colour: Any Pantone or RAL code

Price:

Features: Inserts, Taps and Pad printing

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PC

Polycarbonate (PC) plastics are a naturally transparent amorphous thermoplastic. PC is a strong material and known for maintaining temperature resistance.

Colour: Any Pantone or RAL code

Price:

Features: Inserts, Taps and Pad printing

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PP

Polypropylene polymers bear excellent physical properties and doesn't melt below 160 Degree Celsius. Polypropylene (PP) is a rigid and crystalline thermoplastic used widely in everyday objects like packaging trays, household products, battery cases, medical devices.

Colour: Any Pantone or RAL code

Price:

Features: Inserts, Taps and Pad printing

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Nylon

Nylon is more impact resistant and heat resistant than traditional casting materials and rapid prototyping materials. Nylon is also durable for living hinges.

Colour: Any Pantone or RAL code

Price:

Features: Inserts, Taps and Pad printing

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ABS/PC

ABS/PC combines the strength and heat resistance of PC and the flexibility of ABS. This blend is 5-60% stronger than standard ABS.

Colour: Any Pantone or RAL code

Price:

Features: Inserts, Taps and Pad printing

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karkhana.io quality promise

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    All parts inspected using hand metrology, CMM or laser scanners as per requirement

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    Inspection reports included with every order

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    All manufacturing partners are highly vetted and timely audited

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    Material certifications available

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    Quality guaranteed. If a part is not made to spec, we'll make it right.

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