What Is Sand Casting?
Creating metal parts requires a metal casting process that will mold the metal into virtually any shape. The sand casting process is a direct, versatile, and cost-effective option for producing metal components in foundries, but what is sand casting?
Sand casting is a metal casting process that uses sand as the mold material. In sand casting, the mold is formed around a pattern by ramming sand, mixed with the proper bonding agent, onto the pattern. Then, the pattern is removed, leaving a cavity in the shape of the casting to be made. If the casting is to have internal cavities or undercuts, sand cores are used to make them. Molten metal is poured into the mold, and after it has solidified, the mold is broken to remove the casting.
Automotive Industry Castings
As far as innovation goes in manufacturing, the automotive industry is among the leaders in the technological world. Automakers improve their design and engineering systems with each passing year, creating more efficient and higher-performing vehicles. Alloys and metal casting are often the main reasons for these advancements, as they reduce the overall weight of a […]
What is the difference between molding and casting?
Molding or Moldmaking is the act of creating the cavity/form that carries a negative or reverse impression of an original model. Molds can be made of a rigid material, such as plaster or plastic resin, or more commonly, flexible material such as rubber. The material to use should be chosen considering the material of the […]