Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
3D Printing, also referred to as Additive
Manufacturing utilizes solid model CAD data to print solid objects using resin
filament and other materials that can be bonded in layers. The solid objects can be utilized for
everything from display models to actual functioning parts. In foundry applications, we can create molds
and cores using bonded sand and pour castings without the need for patterns or
3D Printing – Resin Materials
Our 3D printer has a work area of up
to 2000mm x 1000mm x 800mm. We can print a larger part by segmenting it
and then assembling the segments. We can
use a variety of materials that are selectedfor the mechanical properties
required. The print settings and the
materials used can provide objects simply for show or patterns and core boxes
to be used as production casting tooling.
Production Functional Parts
/ Low Production Pattern
/ Low Production Core Box
3D Printing – Sand Molds and Cores
Our 3D sand printer has a print box that is
2000mm x 1000mm x 800mm. The layering thickness
settings are variable from 0.15mm to 0.50mm.
The print material is silica sand saturated with binder. Printed molds and cores can be used for both
prototype and production requirements.
We use printed sand molds and cores to produce castings where there is
an advantage to having no tooling. We
can also print single cores that were previously an assembly of several cores.
Core Assembly Cost