#SAND

Automotive

3D Printed Tooling Supports Prototype Foam Seating

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Automotive manufacturers and other OEMs require mold tooling to build foam components like seat cushions. 3D printed tools could be a faster, more affordable way to prototype and produce these parts.
#sand #prototyping

Automotive

Sand 3D Printing Benefits Lightweighting and EV Production

Edited by Evan Doran

Brooks Crownhill Limited has used Voxeljet’s sand 3D printers to rapidly prototype automobile part molds, with the increased design flexibility enabling lightweighting while strengthening individual components.
#sand #lightweighting #casting

Tooling

ExOne Acquires Freshmade 3D Assets

Edited by AM Staff

ExOne believes Freshmade 3D’s patented approach offers additional unique benefits and can help accelerate adoption of 3D printed sand tooling solutions.
#sand #largeformat

Tooling

10 Examples of 3D-Printed Tooling

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Additive manufacturing can aid conventional manufacturing through the production of tooling. This article showcases 10 clever uses of 3D-printed tooling.
#polymer #sand #assemblyconsolidation

Production

Look Again: This 3D Printed Part Isn't Plastic

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

This radiator cover is comparable in strength to an injection molded part, and was made at lower cost than 3D printed polymer.
#largeformat #casting #sand

Tooling

Commercializing Sand 3D Printing in the New Tech Belt

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Youngstown-area Humtown Products supplies both conventional and 3D printed sand cores and molds to foundries around the world. But sand tools for castings may be only the beginning.
#casting #largeformat #sand

Tooling

Casting Goes Digital with Sand 3D Printing, Nondestructive Testing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Tooling & Equipment International (TEI) used to make tooling for castings. Now, it casts prototype parts in a digital workflow using 3D printed sand molds in combination with simulation software, CT scanning and X-ray technology.
#casting #sand

Hoosier Pattern Enables the Design and Print of Intricate Geometries

Edited by AM Staff

RAPID 2020: Hoosier Pattern offers the use of 3D printing sand molds and cores that enable users to design and print geometrically intricate designs straight from a CAD file without sacrificing valuable costs and resources.
#casting #prototyping #moldmaking

Tooling

3D Printer Parts Made with 3D Printed Tooling: ExOne Walks the Walk

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Accelerated timelines, fast design changes and low volumes — in many ways, 3D printing is the right market for 3D printing. ExOne’s newest generation of machines includes parts vacuum formed on 3D printed tools developed by Catalysis Additive Tooling.
#sand #largeformat

Tooling

Stainless Steel Pelton Runner Created with 3D-Printed Molds and Cores

Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

A manufacturer in India reduced lead time and increased efficiency in delivering castings using sand 3D printing from Voxeljet to create tooling.
#casting #sand

New Kimura U.S. Metal Casting Plant Relies Entirely on 3D Printing for Molds and Cores

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Printing foundry molds and cores without hard tooling will speed leadtimes and make small quantities of castings affordable, the company says. Its proprietary process advances the detail and finish obtainable from casting using sand 3D printing.
#moldmaking #casting #prototyping

Comparing Conventional and 3D Printing Processes for Sand Casting

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

New research shows surprising benefits for 3D-printed molds and cores over traditional casting processes.
#metal #casting #moldmaking

Hoosier Pattern's 3D-Printed Sand Enables Complex Castings

Edited by AM Staff

Rapid 2018: Hoosier Pattern’s 3D-printed sand helps foundries produce complex castings and enables low-volume production and prototyping in a range of industries.
#casting #sand #prototyping

3D Printing Enables Casting in November Issue

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The November 2017 issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine features a foundry augmenting its traditional operations with a robotic sand 3D printing system, among other stories.
#casting #robots #sand

Foundry Says Robotic Sand Printing a “Game Changer” for Metal Casting

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

The Hazleton Casting Company augments its traditional foundry operations with additive manufacturing. A new sand 3D printing system is expanding options for the foundry’s customers in areas including legacy tooling, product development and design complexity.
#hybrid #casting #moldmaking

Video: Additive Manufacturing Robot for Foundry Molds

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

In addition to making either metal or plastic parts, one other production application of additive manufacturing is building in sand to create molds for casting without any need for a pattern.
#casting #moldmaking #robots

Sand Printing’s Side Benefit

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

A pattern maker is now able to skip the pattern by printing foundry mold components directly in sand. This figurine is a byproduct of the way the company batches the sand-printing jobs for greater efficiency
#casting #sand

3D Printing As an Alternative to Patternmaking

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Hoosier Pattern has changed its business in a way that dramatically expands the design freedom available to its customers. Historically, the company has machined foundry patterns. Today, it uses 3D printing to create molds and cores directly from sand.
#casting #moldmaking #sand