3D Printing Sand Casting Patterns

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Sand casting is an efficient process for manufacturing parts from molten metal. A pattern pressed into a sand mixture creates the necessary mold, but the initial pattern is commonly produced on a CNC machine. With a high potential for design flaws or incorrect shrink compensation, remaking patterns is common and costly.

Foundries are turning to 3D printing to automate pattern production, saving time and cost and ultimately accelerating new product development.

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  • When FDM Technology is the best fit for sand casting patterns
  • Best practices for design, file processing and production planning
  • Key process considerations
  • Success factors

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