Jumpstart your investment
Save time and money in your investment casting projects by directly printing your foundry patterns. By pairing Somos TetraShell software with our Stereolithography technology, you can eliminate the need for time-consuming and expensive tool production. With 3D-printed foundry patterns, you get a fast, economical and flexible solution for your casting projects. In addition to prototyping, our patterns are also ideal for tool validation and casting small series of metal components.
Why choose TetraShell?
Building investment casting patterns in one piece results in better dimensional accuracy and repeatability and reduces the risk of surface flaws such as inclusions. Our patented Mammoth Stereolithography machines allow us to build patterns with a length up to 2.1 meters, and with the best surface finish in their class. With a fully-equipped facility for Stereolithography and a dedicated post-production unit, our large capacity allows us to offer you competitive lead times for your 3D-printed patterns.
Ideal applications for TetraShell
Patterns for investment casting or lost wax casting for industries including:
- Aerospace and aeronautics
- Energy, oil, and gas
- Marine engineering
- Art and jewelry
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