Sand casting

Often the first phase in the process of making a prototype.

A casting method perfect for prototyping

Sand casting uses resin bonded sand mould, into which molten metal is poured at 750°C.

The method is suitable also for large castings used in small or medium quantities.

In Alteams’ sand casting foundries, it is possible to produce aluminium castings with pouring weights up to 950 kg and mould weights up to 6 tons.

In addition, Alteams produces bronze (G-CuSn10Zn) castings by sand casting. Typical casting weights are 1 – 15 kg, max. weight up to 1,000 kg.

Perfect for prototyping

Sand casting is often the first phase in the process of making a prototype.

In sand casting, an expendable mould made of wood, plastic or plywood is typically used.

A negative mould is machined and attached to the casting frame.

Test & fine-tune

The cost of making the mould is low, and at the start of the manufacturing process, this is often a big consideration.

Expendable mould allows our clients to fine-tune their product or test the properties of the aluminium part.

Learn more about aluminium casting of the future

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