Solve Your Mold and Pattern Challenges for Sand Casting Metal Parts

  • Optimize Metal Parts for Casting

    Accurately optimize structural parts with 3D printed plastic patterns compatible  with conventional sand-casting methods and quickly create fully functional engineering samples and production parts.

    Use the Generative Design tool in 3DXpert to accelerate part optimization for the manufacturing process you need while saving material and costs.

  • Cope and drag produced with stereolithography (SLA) being prepared for the sand casting process
  • Fast Iteration Towards Flask Validation

    Use 3D printed patterns to execute rapid casting changes and incorporate product design updates into the flask to ensure accurate and quality castings without defects or material voids.

    Our application experts help foundries select the right additive manufacturing tools and technologies to accelerate their casting production needs.

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  • The Right Polymer for Your Pattern

    Sand casting patterns need to meet their expected service life, which means the right material choice and cost point is critical as well as compatibility with a wide range of sand types. 

    Our broad portfolio of composite, rigid, and tough materials offer the right strength, abrasion resistance, and dimensional stability to replace your wood patterns.

  • Investment Casting Patterns
  • The Foundry Goes Digital

    Achieving high complexity cast metal parts at significantly lower costs and lead times is possible through 3D printing high quality wax and resin casting patterns. Eliminate tooling storage,  improve customer response times, and achieve patterns with true-to-CAD accuracy and smooth surfaces.​

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  • Application Innovation Group

    Our team can help you solve your most difficult design and production challenges with additive manufacturing solutions. Together we’ll identify your needs, working with you to optimize your designs, prototype, validate and define a manufacturing flow.