July 12, 2021 | Prototype Casting

How Sand Casting Is Used

The production of quality metal components is critical to you and your business, so you want to make sure you do it right to save yourself time and money. Whether you’re in need of simply shaped prototypes or specific and detailed ones, you might want to consider using sand casting to get the job done. Our expert casting manufacturers at Protocast Inc can walk you through the process and support you every step of the way.

How Does Sand Casting Work?

Precision Sand Casting, also known as No Bake Sand, is a widely used method for creating metal pieces. The casting mold is made of compacted sand that is strong enough to hold its shape, but is also brittle enough that it can easily be broken off after the casting has finished. At Prototype Casting Inc, we’ll frame up the precision sand mold and hand pack the fine grain mixture into the mold. It takes only 20-30 minutes to set, and then the mold is ready to be used to create your metal components!

Advantages Of Using Sand Casting

While some prototype casting projects might require other methods of production, there are several advantages to using sand casting. The fine sand is mixed with a urethane binder to make the castings but is still easily recycled and resistant to reaction with molten metals. Producing complex parts with thick walls is easy with sand casting because of its versatility and ease of use. Sand casting is also very affordable, making it a great option for anyone looking to test for issues before heading into full production.

What Metals Work Best With Sand Casting?

One of the best things about sand casting is that it can be used with aluminum, cast iron, copper alloys and other complex metals. Sand casting also works with metals that have extremely high melting temperatures, such as steel and titanium, and highly reactive metals such as magnesium. This versatility makes it one of the best options for prototype sand casting.

Creating Casts Of All Shapes And Sizes

Casting is used to create metal parts of various shapes and sizes. When you use sand to create a mold, you open up endless possibilities for shapes and fine details. The sand mixture can be packed tightly and hardens into the shape that you need when mixed with the proper binding agent.

At Protocast Inc, our goal is to help you meet strict project deadlines without sacrificing high quality castings. All of our processes are done in house at our Denver area facility, including our rapid results sand casting. We want to be your partner throughout the crucial parts of your development process because we know which casting procedures work best! Contact us today to see if sand casting is right for your project.