Hoosier Pattern's 3D-Printed Sand Enables Complex Castings
Edited by AM Staff
Hoosier Pattern Inc.’s two in-house sand 3D printers are suited for helping foundries produce castings, as well as low-volume production and prototyping in a range of industries. 3D-printed sand can shorten lead times and save customers time and money. The sand is printed from a CAD file, enabling design freedom. The company says it can design and print geometrically complex parts, bypassing fabrication to create the cores or molds typical of conventional casting methods. Design freedom and the ability to scale production volumes enable fast delivery, according to the company.
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.
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.
This radiator cover is comparable in strength to an injection molded part, and was made at lower cost than 3D printed polymer.