Prototype Cast Parts via Sand Casting
Prototype sand castings can be made using three primary tooling options. These sand castings are most often various grades of gray, ductile, or white iron, aluminum or brass. The material can also be specially formulated, such as high silica-moly, for more specific applications.
The following information further describes how PERIDOT produces sand castings with rapid results.
All of the tooling options share a common starting point of utilizing the 3D CAD data of the desired part to grow a rapid prototype master pattern. After finishing the master pattern, any core prints are added as needed.
The next step in the tooling process depends on two primary project variables: part geometry and required number of parts.
PERIDOT’s diverse experience in producing rapid patterns and castings for parts of all shapes and sizes, along with our unique alliance with several foundries, will help reduce lead times from several weeks to a number of days. The lead time of a sand casting order can vary greatly depending on the complexity of tooling that is required.
Following are estimates of the different steps in the process:
As your product development partner, PERIDOT will assist you with providing complete turn-key services from CAD to machined castings.
Contact us today for a custom quotation on the manufacturing solution that will meet your exact product development needs.