A typical aircraft seat can vary between 10 kg (economy) to over 20 kg (wide-body) in weight. With seat masses between 1200kg and 14000kg, it is apparent lighter seat designs are critical to an airline's commercial performance, particularly when fuel prices escalate. With a network of global suppliers, Investacast can offer the best commercial solution to aircraft seating manufacturers.Read More
Water Glass Casting
The water glass casting (also known as sodium silicate casting) process is very similar to investment casting but is particularly suited to larger castings and is more cost effective.
Water glass cast components are mainly used where heavier or stronger, more complex shapes are required. Applications of this technique are widely presented in the production of trailers, agricultural machinery and in the offshore industry. The process provides a far superior surface finish and dimensional precision to that achieved through sand casting. It also allows for more complex shapes to be achieved. In addition to steels, it is possible to cast alternative materials such as regular iron using this method.
We can offer the water glass option through our overseas partners, who have a wealth of experience in manufacturing components using this process
Lower cost process
Complex design without draft angles
Higher accuracy in comparison to sand casting with a superior surface finish
Particularly suited to larger parts
There are environmental advantages from using this method vs the others
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