Casting masters

Sand casting involves the process of using a mold made by pressing a pattern into a sand mixture and molten metal is then poured into the pattern created.

PolyJet or FDM patterns can best replace the traditional method in scenarios where casting designs need verification, gate and runner refinements are likely and, castings will be complex or large.

There are many benefits to PolyJet and FDM patterns for sand casting such as pattern cost reduction of 50 to 70 percent, lead-time reduction of 30 to 70 percent, faster design revisions and, interchangeable gate and runner system.

Spin Casting

3D printing with FDM Technology offers a simple, fast and affordable alternative to machining spin casting patterns. FDM technology address the need for fast delivery of durable and accurate patterns in spin casting by replacing the machined metal patterns, the entire spin casting process, including pattern making. The entire process end-to-end can be completed in as little as one day. FDM is a viable pattern making option because its thermoplastic materials can endure the vulcanizing process. FDM produces complex, intricate shapes with no impact on time or cost.