The economic advantages of the Graphicast process lie in lower total acquisition costs as a result of reduced tooling costs, the reduction or elimination of secondary machining operations, and shorter time to market.
Compared to Machined Sand Castings
Parts produced through the Graphicast process have dramatically lower total cost per part and significantly better finishes and appearance than machined sand castings.
Compared to Die Castings
Compared to die casting, the Graphicast process has much lower tooling costs which can be amortized over shorter production runs. Graphicast castings also have a more homogeneous structure than die cast parts.
Compared to Investment Castings
The Graphicast process produces parts with accuracies and surface finishes as good or better than investment cast parts, but with a much lower cost per part.
Graphite Mold Casting vs. Other Processes
(Based on production quantities of 300 to 20,000 parts per year)