|About this Abstract
||2nd International Conference on Technological Innovations in Metals Engineering (TIME)
||Technological Innovations in Metals Engineering (TIME)
||Integrating Additive Manufacturing into the Sand Casting Process to Improve Its Efficiency and Quality
||Philip King, Daniel Martinez, Guha Manogharan
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Sand Casting is one of the oldest manufacturing processes and remained the same for centuries. Recent innovations in additive manufacturing have transformed the foundry industry, specifically 3D Sand-Printing (3DSP). This new technology uses binder jetting to print sand molds that are more intricate and complex, while shortening the lead time due the absence of tooling requirement for molds. A new research area being investigated via 3DSP is design of mold rigging using 3D geometries. Using 3DSP, novel sprue geometries can be produced which are proven to reduce the gate velocity, resulting in fewer defects and higher mechanical strength in the casting. Another area that has been investigated is optimizing part design. By eliminating the need for a machined pattern, more intricate part geometries can be cast, which leads to part consolidation and reduction in material used. This presentation presents a summary of recent developments and future directions in 3DSP research.