Sand casting, is commonly known as sand-molded casting. In this process, metal is formed at a foundry into whole components using compressed sand mixed with a bonding agent to form the mold.
Sand casting dates back thousands of years, to about 1000 BCE, though the fundamental process has changed little. Like all casting processes, a liquid—in this case, metal—is poured into a cavity in the shape of the desired part.
When choosing a manufacturing process, consider design requirements such as shape and dimension, piece and tooling cost, quantity, and feasibility.
Sand casting is versatile and used to produce virtually any shape part of nearly any design. Casting is often used to create extremely large parts no possible with other methods.
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