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Sand Casting for Non Ferrous Castings
Sand casting offers the simplest medium for production of non ferrous castings, by pouring molten zinc, aluminium or copper into a sand mould.
When is Sand Casting used?
The sand casting process is chosen for the production of:
Advantages of sand casting include:
Sand casting offers simple medium for production and is chosen for the production of, small numbers of castings for complex shaped casting requiring intricate cores and large non ferrous castings.
Sand castings are suitable in all Aluminium, Zinc, and Copper Alloys.
Sand casting can be used for small and large production runs and is the cheapest casting process for small production runs.
The huge advantage of sand casting is the production of complex sand castings however the surface finish and tolerances of the finished casting are poor. Production times can also be a lot longer than other casting processes such as gravity die casting and high pressure die casting.
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