P.I.C.S. (Printed Investment Casting Shell) Process
The Printed Investment Casting Shell (P.I.C.S.) process completely eliminates the need for expensive injection molds or, in the prototype arena, expendable patterns to produce an investment casting. P.I.C.S. can reduce the I.C. process time and cost, as much as 50% AND eliminate the majority of the labor intensive steps required to produce a shell. P.I.C.S, can also create conformal cooling channels without soluble wax tooling or preform ceramic cores.
This duplex fuel nozzle has been investment cast using the P.I.C.S. (Printed Investment Casting Shell) process.