Originally published by Thomas Insights.
For millennia, sand casting has offered an indispensable way to create large volumes of similar products around the world. Manufacturing and engineering companies value sand casting for its ability to produce highly complex casts that work with many different metal alloys for large and small projects; more than 60% of all metal castings rely on sand casting process technologies.
Sand casting employs non-reusable sand molds to create metal castings. Sand casting produces parts ranging from very small (less than a pound) to very large and complex parts. Because sand casting can create products across a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials, sand-casted products are:
- Easily recyclable
- Able to withstand high temperatures
- Suitable for low- and high-volume production
- Able to work with almost any metal alloy
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