QuickCast is a build style that enables SLA machines to build hollow parts known as patterns. These hollow parts are used in Investment casting in lieu of wax patterns. It allows for the quick creation of ceramic molds that, in turn, are used for creating metal castings. QuickCast allows foundries to either postpone wax injection tooling or bypass it all together. QuickCast patterns also allow manufacturers to design components with complexities that cannot be made with traditional manufacturing methods.