has several unique advantages and
capabilities over the conventional machine shop
and tool maker.
Precision cast tooling
uses a patented ceramic process for producing highly detailed
cavities and mold inserts with complex parting
process can capture complex and minute details
as well as very natually defined objects that simply
cannot be achieved through etching patterns or EDM.
to the time it take for a fully equipped machine shop with the most
state of the art CNC equipment to machine irregular or complex details,
can produce complex tool cavities in about one third the
cast-to-size tool technology compared to machining operations can
be significantly less expensive. Consider
the simple facts, the less labor time and material loss
the less expensive the production costs.
can "team up" with any machine shop to provide "net
shape" inserts that can be integrated with a production
SARCOL can also "team up" to create "near net
shape" inserts or parts accompanied with post machining
operations to finalize the details and tolerances.
Using SARCOL's "net shape" or "near
net shape" inserts can reduce the time and labor
intensive operations associated with machining an entire block of
steel to shape.
PROCESS provides a technique that can consistently
achieve the same tolerances for different tools
fabricated from the same pattern. This is important for applications
where two or more tool inserts are required.
cast-to-size ceramic technology, there is no need for subsequent
machining and finishing to achieve the low tolerances,
reducing the potential for machining errors.
unique cast to shape process can take an existing product
or art model and create a pattern for
can reverse engineer
specifications that are no longer available, while taking into account
shrinkage that will occur during solidification.
prototype tools are produced from materials that
can be modified for production use.