Pattern design is key to a high quality aluminium sand casting

Pattern design is key to a high quality aluminium sand casting

Any new sand casting product requires a pattern. Made from resin, it must be an exact copy of the finished casting in dimensions and shape. It is created by specialist pattern makers to ensure the accuracy of the final product and the quality of its finish.

Process improvements in sand casting over the past 60 years (part 1)

Process improvements in sand casting over the past 60 years (part 1)

The history of sand casting stretches back many thousands of years, as we’ve explored in previous blogs. The basic principles involved in sand casting remain unchanged, but new technologies have helped to bring about many improvements over the past few decades.

An Overview Of The Sand Casting Process

An Overview Of The Sand Casting Process

The casting of metals is the manufacturing process in which liquid metal is poured into a mould, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape. The solidified part is then removed from the mould and finished to complete the process. Over 70% of all metal castings are made using a sand casting process.