Plymouth Foundry: Explores Sand Casting: Key Elements and Considerations for Quality Castings
As stated in Engineering Product Design’s article on sand casting, it delves into the process of pouring molten metal into expendable sand molds to create cavity-shaped parts like engine blocks and cylinder heads.
Sand casting is the most widely used metal casting manufacturing process, accounting for a significant percentage of total cast weight. Achieving the desired material properties involves precise temperature control and possible chemical composition modifications. The molten metal is then poured into molds with the desired cavity shape to cool and solidify.
To ensure top-quality sand castings at optimal costs, designers at Plymouth Foundry consider eight key elements: draft angle, parting line, undercuts & cores, cross-sections, wall thickness, corners & angles, junction design, and casting allowance.
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