No-Bake Sand Castings

Author: M.Hagaman | June 2022 | 5 minute read

No-Bake sand castings are a popular method of casting for a wide range of industries. Learn more about No-Bake Sand Casting Processes and Quality.

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No-Bake Sand Casting

No-Bake Sand Casting

Contrary to common belief, no-bake ( or air set) sand castings are not inferior to die-casting. In fact, they are more similar than dissimilar.

However, both techniques of types of casting include advantages and drawbacks depending on the application.

No-Bake sand castings are a popular method of casting for a wide range of industries. Air set sand castings are used for parts that require high strength, excellent wear properties, and good corrosion resistance.

This casting method can be used for both prototypes and production parts.

No-Bake sand castings are a casting process that originated centuries ago. Sand casting is a metal casting produced by molding sand around a pattern. It requires a relatively low temperature, simple equipment, and skilled labor to produce.

This works well for parts that require high-quality finishes and good dimensional accuracy while wanting to keep costs low and turn around time fast.

Sand Casting Foundry

No-Bake Sand Casting Benefits:

  1. Lightweight

No-Bake ( air set) sand castings are lighter than other types of metal casting processes such as die casting or lost wax casting. This makes air set sand castings more suitable for applications where weight is critical such as in aerospace applications.

2. High Strength

No-Bake sand castings have excellent mechanical properties due to the high-quality grain structure and lack of porosity in the metal. This makes them a good choice for applications that require high strength and toughness such as gears, shafts, and other load-bearing components.

3. Low-Cost Production Processes

No-Bake sand casting is an inexpensive process compared to other types of metal casting processes such as die casting or lost wax casting because it does not use expensive dies or molds and there is no need for machining or grinding after production.

No-Bake Sand Casting Molds

No-Bake Sand Castings Quality

No-Bake sand casting quality is a key element in the success of any project. If a sand casting has flaws in its production, it can affect the final product and make it more expensive to repair or replace.

It is important to know what to look for when inspecting an air set sand casting so that you can be sure you are getting your money’s worth.

 

No-Bake Sand Castings

What Industries Use No-Bake Sand Castings?

Air set sand castings ( No-Bake Sand Castings) are used in many industries including aerospace, automotive, and machinery. The process creates a fine-grained, highly compacted sand mold that can be repeatedly used to produce molten metal castings. The reproducibility of these castings is excellent, making them ideal for mass production applications.

Our sand castings are of the highest quality, guaranteed. Our Foundry process combines the precision of computer modeling with the traditional art of sand casting. By using computer controls during the casting process, our craftsmen can provide you with a superior product. Rely on our expertise to provide exact detail and finish every time.

Precise Cast Prototypes and Engineering is an American-based manufacturing company near Denver, Colorado. We focus on Rapid Prototyping and Low-volume manufacturing of metal castings. We also house a fully equipped CNC machine shop.

We specialize in Aluminum, Zinc Magnesium Castings, and CNC Machined Parts.

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Marzeyeh is the Digital Marketing Manager at Precise Cast Prototypes and Engineering. She enjoys exciting people about Metal Castings and CNC machining.