Military and Defense Castings

As a trusted defense manufacturer, Bescast is a go-to source for military castings and defense castings. Your components require the finest level of accuracy, and Bescast delivers that with our high-precision investment casting. When you need the best parts for your defense and military applications, you need Bescast.

What Is High-Precision Investment Casting?

High-precision investment casting, also known as lost-wax casting, is a process that has been used for thousands of years to create highly detailed and complex metal parts. This process involves creating a mold of the desired component out of wax, which is then surrounded by a ceramic material. The wax is melted out (hence "lost wax"), leaving a ceramic mold into which molten metal can be poured. Once the metal has solidified, the ceramic material is broken away, revealing the final part.

The Benefits of Investment Casting for Defense and Military Castings

Investment casting delivers a high level of precision well suited to aerospace and defense industry components. This process produces top-quality defense and military castings because it offers:

High-Dimensional Accuracy and Detail

High-precision investment casting can achieve exceptionally close tolerances, often ±0.005 per inch, and even finer for small parts. This high precision is crucial in military applications where the slightest deviation in component size or shape can affect the performance, safety and success of the end product, be it a weapon, vehicle or protective equipment.

Versatility and Complex Geometry

Unlike other casting methods, high-precision investment casting can easily handle complex designs, including undercuts, slots, holes and all the intricate details needed for military and defense castings. This flexibility allows for the unique, tailored components necessary in advanced military technology.

Wide Material Selection

High-precision investment casting accommodates a broad range of alloys, including stainless steel, allowing defense manufacturers to choose the ideal material for each component's unique performance requirements. Certain alloys are better suited to resist corrosion, withstand extreme temperatures or provide specific mechanical properties — factors often critical to the defense sector.

Quality and Reliability

The process of investment casting yields minimal surface defects and internal porosities, which means the finished parts require less machining and finishing — saving time and resources. This leads to a high level of component reliability, which is paramount in the military and defense industries, where failure could lead to catastrophic outcomes.

Reduced Assembly Operations

High-precision investment casting enables the creation of a single, monolithic component that might otherwise have to be assembled from multiple pieces. This reduces potential points of failure and enhances the strength and reliability of the part, vital considerations for a military manufacturer.

Bescast: Your Defense Manufacturer

Investment casting provides a powerful method for producing military and defense castings, delivering high precision, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and reliability. As a leading defense manufacturer, Bescast has unparalleled expertise in using this advanced manufacturing technique to meet the stringent demands of modern military technology.

Our capabilities include quality certifications for:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • AS9100 Rev D
  • Nadcap
  • Heat treat
  • NDT (non-destructive testing) (radiography & penetrant)
  • Welding

We leverage cutting-edge casting simulation software and CAD CAM technologies to create prototypes and validate engineered castings swiftly. Our comprehensive manufacturing and logistics capabilities ensure a seamless production process under one roof, delivering high-precision defense and military castings. You can depend on our:

Design, Prototyping and Engineering Support

Bescast's expert engineering services are available to our clients at every stage of a product's lifecycle. We not only fabricate castings per our client's exact specifications but also provide design and development assistance. Utilizing our advanced engineering tools, we can transition from a design blueprint to a 3D prototype in no time. Our CAD CAM services and casting software let us accurately simulate and verify all manufacturing procedures.

ProCast Software Usage

ProCast, a simulation tool widely recognized in product design and process development, enhances casting quality and yield in the manufacture of military and defense castings. It employs Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to simulate casting processes with impressive precision and facilitates better comprehension of solidification.

With powerful cutting-edge features developed with leading research institutes, ProCast is a comprehensive and precise casting software solution that fulfills the demands of the military and defense industries. Compared to traditional methods, ProCast is an essential tool in engineered castings, reducing manufacturing expenses, shrinking mold development time and enhancing the quality of the casting process. Less than 13% of global casting firms have access to this invaluable casting simulation software.

CAD CAM Solutions

We import your solid model or CAD CAM design into our fully integrated system using your electronic data. This enables us to swiftly create rapid prototype models and initiate tool builds in our internal tooling department. Our CAD CAM solutions allow us to fabricate rapid prototype castings quickly and provide essential design feedback, saving customers valuable time and money during production.


Manufacturing Capacity

• 75,000 ft2 manufacturing facility

• 10,000 ft engineering and customer service

• 200+ full-time employees

Bescast's Current Facility

Alloys Currently Poured on a Production Basis


• 15-5PH

• 17-4PH

• 300 Series

• 400 Series


• MM509

• L605  

• X40 (S31)  

• WI-52

Nickel (vacuum)

• HastX

• IN100  

• IN625

• IN713

• IN718  

• IN738

• IN792

• MM247

• R77

• R80

• R125

• U500

Quality Certifications

• ISO9001:2015

• AS9100 Rev D

• Nadcap

• Heat Treat

• NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) (Radiography & Penetrant)

• Welding

Approved Supplier To:

• Advanced Atomization Technologies
• Collins Aerospace
• Eaton Corporation
• GE Aviation
• Parker Hannifin

• Pratt Whitney Canada
• Prat Whitney America
• Rolls Royce N.A.    
• Siemens Energy
• Solar Turbines

• Woodward

FAQs: Aerospace And Defense Industry Castings

U.S. military spending totaled $877 billion in 2022, and the metal casting market is forecast to hit $226 billion in 2031. Defense and military castings are at the nexus of those two sectors. With years of experience in high-precision investment casting, Bescast is a trusted source of information about defense castings. Read the following questions for the answers you need.

What Are Military and Defense Castings?

Military and defense castings include high-precision components for aircraft, vehicles and firearms.

What Materials Are Commonly Used in Defense Industries?

Commonly used materials in military and defense castings include stainless steel, cobalt and nickel-based alloys.

What Is the Importance of Precision in Castings for Military Manufacturers?

Precision is paramount in military and defense castings because it ensures the reliability, durability and safety required to avoid catastrophic outcomes.

How Are Quality and Compliance Ensured in Defense Industries?

Quality and compliance are ensured in military and defense castings through certifications like ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev D.

What Are Some Typical Components Manufactured Through Defense Manufacturers?

Typical defense castings include firearm components, missile parts, receivers for radar and sonar equipment and housings for guidance systems.

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Order Military High-Precision Investment Casting from Bescast

Bescast delivers all the durability, reliability and precision you expect from defense and military castings. You can rely on our extensive expertise to meet your most challenging applications. Contact us today to take advantage of our high-precision investment casting! 

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