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CastForm PS

Use CastForm materials for:

  • Complex investment casting patterns
  • Casting with reactive and low-melt temperature metals

Benefits:

  • From CAD file to pattern- no tooling or machining required
  • Quick and easy pattern removable
  • Low density
  • Compatible with standard foundry practices
  • Low as content

CastForm PS Material Typical PropertiesCastForm PS Material Typical Properties

Powder Properties

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Density Tap g/cm3 ASTM D4164 0.46
Particle size average(2) d50 µm Laser Diffraction 62
Particle size Range(2) 90% µm Laser Diffraction 25-106
Specific Gravity 200C ASTM D792 0.86
Moisture Absorption 200C, 65% R.H. % ASTM D570 0.06
Ash content % ASTM D482 0.02
Thermal Properties

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Glass Transition: Tg 0C ASTM D3418 89
Melting point: MP Wax 0C <63
DTUL, 0.45 MPa 0C ASTM D648 33
DTUL, 1.82 MPa 0C ASTM D648 40
Flash point Polystyrene 0C Cleveland Open Cup 350
Flash point Wax 0C Cleveland Open Cup >200
Autoignition Point Polystrene 0C 410
Mechanical Properties

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Tensile Strength KPa ASTM D638 2840
Tensile Modulus MPa ASTM D638 1604
Tensile Elongation at Break % ASTM D638 9
Impact Strength Notched Izod J/m ASTM D256 <11
Impact Strength Unnotched Izod J/m ASTM D256 14
Surface Finish

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Upper Facing As processed, Ra µm Internal(3) 13
Upper Facing After Polishing, Ra µm Internal(3) 3