An overview of the development of the Investment Casting market and Rapid Prototyping equipment is given in the introductory part of this diploma thesis. Basic methods of rapid prototyping and the FDM method are futher described in detail. The FDM method is consequently used in the practical part of this work for the preparation of the silicon mould. The largest part deals with the issue of the simulation of pouring process of wax into the silicon mould. A characteristics of the casting wax is made; the parametres, which are inserted into the simulation software ProCAST and the possibilities of their measurement are described. The process of the simulation of the mould filling and its validation with the real filling process are described in detail
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