About Dalian Horton

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. The main products we can offer include:Graphite Electrodes, Special Graphite Products, Various Refractory Bricks, Monolithic Refractory, Stopper Rods, Ladle Shroud, Nozzels, Casting Rolls for Rolling Mill, Tungsten Carbide Rings and Composite Rolls, Ceramic Rolls, Various type of Bearings, Casting and Mechanical Components, Special Casting Sands (Ceramsite), Investment Casting etc.All our products are manufactured to meet stringent ISO requirements. We have successfully cooperated with a large number of customers at home and abroad. We, wholeheartedly welcome friends of related fields from all over the world to contact with us. Your production need have been our first priority. We are proud to place our expertise, our skill and our facility at your service. Our ultimate goal is the pursuit of your satisfaction!

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