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 core boxes.
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 selected for 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.
Design Test Prototype
Low Production Functional Parts
Prototype / Low Production Pattern
Prototype / 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.
Advantage of 3D printed mold：
Avoid Core Assembly Cost
Small Production Quantity
Short Lead Time