Speeding-up your sandcasting process
With the serial production of 3D-printed sand cores for sandcasting processes, we are your reliable partner providing know-how and state-of-the-art technology in the heart of Europe.
The innovation center for additive manufactuing was opened at our iron casting location in Leipzig (Germany) in 2018. Our customers not only save time and money on prototypes and spare parts, but also benefit from optimized production processes and virtually unlimited freedom of design.
Your reliable partner for prototyping
By using additive manufactured prototypes, you get the geometries of early design stages which are produced already close to serial conditions. This way we can test, and improve before the actual serial production starts.
Unconventional design needs unconventional technology
The 3D printing process works in the same way as an inkjet printer. Instead of spraying ink onto paper, though, the print head sprays a liquid binder onto a layer of sand – according to a precisely predefined geometry. The binder is then sprayed onto the next layer and so forth. This continues layer by layer until the desired sand model is completely built up. In this way, a model digitally designed on a computer gives rise to a three-dimensional solid object. For the actual iron casting, the cores are then placed in fireproof molds.
By using prototypes to test your product beforehand, you can eliminate potential flaws already in the design phase which, in the end, will reduce the overall costs.
Using prototypes in the development phase will not only reduce costs, but the time-to-market, too. All the learnings from the prototype phase will save time and resources when you start with the serial production.
Without the limitations of conventional core making technology, previous multiple-part components can be fused to one single part, increasing integrity and reducing weight and costs.
If you lack the experience with additive manufacturing for prototypes, our dedicated team of experts is happy to assist you either with creating your design or help you to further optimize it according to the 3D printing process. Please get in touch with us.
Together with our partners, we can offer a variety of alloys for the reliable and flexible production of prototypes under serial conditions. New geometries are not only beneficial for new products, but open up completely new areas of application. Get in touch with our experts to learn more!
Additive technology allows us to create extremely complex geometries with no additional effort. Through design and engineering know-how and the use of latest technology, we create your product with exactly the design you need.
- The print head sprays a liquid binder onto a layer of sand – according to a precisely predefined geometry. The binder is then sprayed onto the next layer and so forth.
- Since 2018, the iron casting location in Leipzig (Germany) works successfully with its sand 3D printer.
- The excess sand is vacuumed away and stored to be reused.
Cold-hardening phenol 3D printer
|Build Box||1800 x 1000 x 700 mm|
|Material||Cerabeads (Ceramic Sand)
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