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THE MANY DIMENSIONS OF 3-D PRINTING


3-D printing has applications in many parts of the metalcasting industry and allows facilities and clients to achieve numerous different constructions and positive outcomes.


A AN MCDP STAFF REPORT


dditive manufacturing is a growing part of met- alcasting. Whether it’s because of the desire to cast complex components or the need for more automa- tion and quicker turnarounds, 3-D printing looks to be a key part of the future of the industry. Metal Casting Design & Purchasing has col-


lected four examples of additive manufacturing. T e components produced were for diff erent industries, but all have 3-D printing in common.


Engine Crankcase Prototype for Racing


Eck Industries (Manitowoc, Wiscon-


sin), Hoosier Pattern (Decatur, Indiana) Choosing 3-D printed sand for this


the program and avoided $60,000 in


crankcase casting avoided the need for traditional tooling, cut 10 weeks from the program and avoided $60,000 in


Choosing 3-D printed sand for this crankcase cas ing a oided the need for traditional tooling, cut 10 weeks from the program and a oided


Choosing 3-D printed sand for this crankcase casting avoided the need for traditional tooling, cut 10 weeks from the program and avoided $60,000 in pattern and fi xture costs.


30 | METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING | May/Jun 2017


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