About Horton Group

HORTON Group, with more than 25 years experience in Metallurgy field, is dedicated to supplying top quality products in the Steel and Foundry Industry. Horton could provide quality products, expert technical support and high level of service for the customers worldwide. HORTON offers solution service for steel and Metallurgy industry.

Investment Casting can be great for very complex, intricate parts that require thin walls.  For common parts that do not meet those project criteria or are larger than a 100 pounds, then this is not a good solution.  High costs for tooling  are also an issue.  The surface finish from Investment Casting does provide a huge benefit and often negates the need for secondary machining.  As most of us know, machining is a major cost contributor, so this is a major boost.

The chart below depicts the advantages and disadvantages of each casting method.  Check it out!

Green Sand Casting Method

Investment Casting Method





Lowest Cost

Surface Finish

Surface Finish

Tooling Cost

Ease to Change Design


Less Machining (If Necessary)


          Weight Poured

     Often Requires Secondary Machining

    Design Complexity

    Longer Lead Time

Lower Lead Times


Thinner Walls

Small Size Capabilities

Mechanical Properties