What Is Sand Casting & How Does It Work?

What Is Sand Casting & How Does It Work?

The process is referred to as sand casting because the mold that contains the cavity into which metal is poured is made of compressed or compacted sand. The sand contains some other material that encourages it to hold its shape. 

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The sand casting process is a versatile and well understood process. Process refinements over time have helped make sand casting the process of choice for applications in many, many industrial markets.

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As with most materials and design decisions, a discussion with a metals expert can help drive the best metals decision. For new designs, that is a conversation that best happens as early as possible to optimize manufacturability.  But even applications that have used metal components the same way for a long time can be evaluated to provide higher performance or a more cost effective conversion to a different process like sand casting.

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