Advantages of
Investment Casting

Services and

The Investment
Casting Process

Investment Casting

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Services and Capabilities
  • Protocast-JLC provides engineering assistance for every part we cast.
  • Utilizing CAD and our combined 150+ years of experience and knowledge we can help produce a cast-friendly design and ultimately lower your manufacturing costs.
Short and Long Run Production
  • Protocast-JLC has the flexibility to run production quantities ranging from 10 to 1,000,000 pieces per year.
  • Our years of experience as a production facility gives us the flexibility to run such a wide range of quantities.
Rapid Prototyping
  • Protocast-JLC can produce rapid protypes frome your CAD data in as little as 5 working days.
  • The benefits of Rapid Protypes include proving designs and reducing the iterations or the process without the expense of permanent tooling.
  • Protocast-JLC work closely with many tool and die shops.
  • WIth years of experience we are able to help optimize the development, design, and manufacturing of tooling for the investment casting process.
  • Protocast- JLC provides "NetShape" castings.
  • These castings can reduce or eliminate the cost of secondary processing.
  • Forgings, sand castings and weldments are routinely converted to the investment casting process to save time and money.
Heat Treatment
  • Protocast-JLC provides heat treatment for almost every casting that it supplies.
  • Through working relationships with our NADCAP certified heat treating sources along with our in-house aluminum heat treating capabilites, Protocast-JLC can provide heat treating for almost every process and alloy available.
  • Protocast-JLC provides non-destructive testing on castings daily.
  • Whether the specifications are military or self written, Protocast-JLC has the experience and works closely with its NADCAP certified vendors to meet all testing requirements.

Turnkey Production and

  • Protocast-JLC has an fully equipped machine shop that offers both secondary machining as well as fully machined parts from bar stock.
  • Working with an extensive group of NADCAP certified finishing houses, we can deliver fully machined and finished casting to our customers, ready for assembly.
  • In addition, Protocast-JLC can further simplify the manufacturing process with our sub-assembly capabilities.
Plating and
  • Working with local vendors Protocast-JLC provides cleaning, painting and plating of all types. 
  • These include, anodize, alodine, zinc dichromate, passivation, and primer paint.
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9732 Cozycroft Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311  (818) 882-7848 














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