Using several different types of patterns, Texcast can produce investment castings for prototype or production. Lost wax and rapid prototyping are a perfect fit for rapid prototyping metal parts.
At Texcast it is very common to use different methods to produce the patterns, depending upon the delivery and maturity of design. New designs are often prototyped to allow testing of an actual investment casting. Once this has been done, hard tooling is normally built, but not always. They produce many parts using several methods other than hard tooling once parts go into production.
The lost-wax process has proven to be a cost effective way to produce prototypes, short runs or full production metal components
Prototype options include Rapid Prototype investment castings, defined as a non-recurring job and Rapid Production investment castings, similar to Rapid Prototypes but a re-occurring type job.