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Additive Manufacturing Comes to Metal Foam

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on May 12, 2020 12:07:51 PM

Sand casting is a method used to make ordered-cell metal foams. Aluminum ordered-cell foam is lightweight, moves heat, and absorbs impact. Binder-jet 3D-printed sand castings could create a hybrid method to manufacture metal foam.

Excerpt from the April 2013 Machine Design article by Lindsey Frick.

Metal foams, also called cellular materials, are metallic bodies with interspersed voids called cells. They have a reputation for high strength, low density, and absorbing impact. This combination works well for military vehicles where lighter parts can save money and the degree of impact cushioning can be the difference between life or death.

Traditionally made metal foam is stochastic, meaning the foam has irregular cells that are spaced unevenly. If the cell structure in metal foam is arranged and regular it is called ordered-cell foam. Stochastic materials reduce weight as do ordered-cell metal foams. However, ordered-cell foam has superior strength, stiffness, energy absorption, and it moves heat.

Goodfellow’s aluminum foam is made by sand casting. The foam has regular, evenly spaced, 10-mm open pore cells.

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Article Excerpt: "What's the Difference Between Investment Casting and Sand Casting?"

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Aug 27, 2019 8:58:32 AM

Though they have been refined through the ages, significant differences exist between the two methods used to make metal parts.

Originally published in the April 2016 issue of Machine Design by Brad Done, Reliance Foundry Co.

Sand casting and investment casting are methods of creating metal parts by pouring molten metal into three-dimensional molds. Although methods are thousands of years old, both have been refined over the years to minimize the amount of metal used and reduce any extensive machining and finishing required. But significant differences exist between these two methods of making metal parts. First let’s take a look at the basics behind each.

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