Sand Additive Manufacturing
Sand additive manufacturing enables users to manufacture low-volume parts that would have otherwise required upfront investment that results in rendering some projects unfeasible. Based on a 3D CAD file that represents the part to be manufactured, the core required to produce the part itself is 3D printed, which would be used as the mold for the part to be casted. Building the new mold takes several hours compared to the weeks that would be required using traditional manufacturing methods (sand or shell casting). Not only is sand 3D printing faster for this sort of manufacturing, it is also more accurate resulting in a reduction in subsequent machining to finish the part.