Good pattern wash practices are essential for pattern making in the investment casting foundry. Promoting adherence of the slurry onto the wax surface, removing any residual mold release agents preventing lifting or buckling of the prime coat and subsequent bulging on the surface of castings.
REMET® Pattern Washes are:
- Economical to use
- Low evaporation rates
- Non-flammable, but combustible
- 100% water soluble
- Have no special storage or handling requirement, except adequate ventilation
All products have been tested and approved for use with REMET waxes.
CitriWash is a specially formulated pattern wash for cleaning wax pattern trees.
- Suitable for all types of wax
- Environmentally safe
- Long lasting and can be recycled to help the environment
- 100% water soluble
- Fruity fragrance based on natural ingredients
Pattern Wash II
Pattern Wash II is a solvent based product which has proved effective in removing silicone from wax patterns. It’s advantages are:
- Can be rinsed from the wax patterns using water or a soap and water solution
- Does not contain flammable, toxic or polluting chemicals
Pattern Wash II is compatible with all types of metals, with high density polyethylene and with all types of plastics except polystyrene and polycarbonate.
Pattern Wash 6
Pattern Wash 6 is a blend of high purity hydrocarbons, emulsifiers and surfactants, specially formulated for wax pattern cleaning. Pattern Wash 6 should be used at full strength and should not be diluted under any circumstances. It’s advantages are:
- Can be rinsed from wax patterns using running water, no detergent is necessary
- Preparation is not subject to recognised exposure limits
Mold Release Agents
SRA 6200 – Silicone Mold Release Spray
SRA 6200 is a multipurpose, medium duty, silicone mould release agent. It has a silicone base and is formulated to be a highly effective, multipurpose release agent for most waxes, plastics and rubber moulding purposes. SRA 6200 provides a medium duty film for the release of wax, plastic and rubber parts in injection moulding, compression moulding, vacuum forming and many other moulding and forming processes. It will not build up in the mould and helps to improve surface finish, reduce rejects and increase production.
This product is fitted with 360° spray system for use at any angle, even upside down!
The product is supplied in 400gm aerosol cans, 12 per case.
Fast2Shell – Non-Silicone Mold Release Spray
Fast 2 Shell Investment Casting release agent is formulated expressly for investment casting and lost wax casting. It is a non-silicone based material which has been proven to eliminate the need for pattern washing prior to primary coating.
The product is supplied in 341gm aerosol cans, 12 per case.
Ceramic Pouring Cups
Investment Casting Pouring Cups
Ceramic pouring cups are made of high quality ceramic materials and isostatically pressed at high temperature and pressure. They are useable for a range of alloys cast within the investment casting industry, such as ferrous, nickel aluminium and bronze based metals, and can be used with some superalloys as used in the aerospace industry.
- High mechanical strength.
- Smooth working surface to reduce erosion.
- High chemical purity.
- Reduced mould inclusions
- Significantly reduced wax consumption.
- Stronger shells
- Reduced and directed metal flow into mould cavity.
- Possible to use ceramic foam filters.
Pouring cups are placed directly on the wax gating before coating and become a part of the ceramic mould. Presses grooves provide a mechanical key to improve cohesion between cup and shell. Their quantity and depth is dependent on the size and shape of the cup.