Casting Removal


Ceramic shells are typically chipped away from investment castings, a process that is not only tedious and labor-intensive, but can damage the casting inside. The more intricate the casting shape, the bigger the problem.


NLB high-pressure water jets cut cleanly through the hard ceramic but leave the casting unscathed. Typically, precision nozzles are mounted on a robotic arm or hand lance, providing more thorough coverage and significantly higher productivity.


  • Complete shell removal in minutes
  • No damage to valuable castings
  • Can be manual or automated
  • Easier on personnel
  • Standard cabinets available

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Product removal brochure

Learn more about using water jets to remove casting material.

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Product application bulletin

Read about a customer’s own experience using water jets to remove investment castings

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Electric units

Electric pump units are commonly used for in-plant applications.

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