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Sand casting

It offers traditional sand casting from hand shaping to forming on fully automatic DisaMatic lines.

We offer items weighing 0.5 kg. up to 15,000 kg.

Alloys for sand casting are most often gray iron, sejjern, steel types, aluminum and bronze.

We produce for example:
DISA 2013 / 230 - DISA 2032 / 240 - DISA 2070 / 270 - DISA 280 & DISA Match weights from 0,5 kg. up to approx. 80 kg. Series sizes of approx. 300 pieces and upwards.

Manual shake press machines. Series sizes of about 10 pcs and upwards.

Hand shaping up to subject weight of 15,000 kg. Series size from 1 piece upwards.

Traditional cash registers such as HWS and the like. Series sizes from about 25 pieces upwards.

Automatic sand casting

The pros and cons of sand casting

Sand casting is one of the oldest and most common casting methods used in the foundry industry. The process involves creating shapes using sand as a formatting material to cast metal parts. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of sand casting:

Advantages of sand casting:
Cost-effectiveness:
Sand casting is relatively cheaper compared to other
castingmethods as sand is an affordable material and tooling costs are not as high as other advanced casting methods.

Suitable for complex shapes:
It is possible to create complex shapes and detailed components using the sand casting technique. It allows the production of intricate designs and sculptural elements.

Flexibility:
Sand casting can be used to cast different types of metals such as iron, steel, aluminum, etc. making it versatile and widely applicable in various industries.

Scalability:
The process can be easily scaled up or down to produce small to
large components, making it suitable for mass production.

Manufacturing time:
Compared to some advanced casting methods, sand casting can have a faster production cycle, making it possible to achieve components in less time.

Disadvantages of sand casting:
Surface finish:
The surface finish of sand castings can be rough and often requires finishing or machining to achieve a smooth surface. This can increase production costs and time.

Dimensional accuracy:
Compared to some precision casting methods,
sand casting can have less precision, which can affect the final dimensions and tolerances of molded parts.

Mold complexity:
Although sand casting allows for complex shapes, these designs can be challenging to produce or require more complex molds and processes, which can increase complexity and cost.

Environmental concerns:
Sand casting produces waste material and the handling of used foundry sand requires careful management to avoid
environmental impacts.
Overall, sand casting is a well-established and versatile casting method that offers many advantages, but it also has certain limitations, especially when it comes to surface finish and dimensional accuracy. Modern technologies and processes are working to minimize the disadvantages of sand casting to improve the quality of the cast components.

The surface finish of sand casting can vary depending on several factors, including the
quality of the casting sand, casting techniques, mould design and finishing methods.

In general, sand cast parts have a more rustic or rougher surface finish compared to more precision-oriented casting methods such as precision casting or casting in
molds made of ceramic or other materials. 

Some of the surface finish characteristics of sand casting include:
Rough surface:
The structure and consistency of the molding sand can result in a surface with some roughness or unevenness. This may require finishing to achieve a smoother finish.

Porosity:
The surface of sand-cast parts may be slightly porous or have small holes or pores that may be visible and require filling or machining to achieve a denser surface.

Casting sand marks:
Sometimes molding sand marks or patterns from the mold can be visible on the surface of molded parts. These markings can vary in depth and texture depending on the coarseness of the sand and the molding process.

Finishing:
To improve the surface finish of sand-cast parts,
finishing may be required. This can include processes such as grinding, polishing, sandblasting or other methods to smooth or improve the surface. It's important to note that surface finishes can vary significantly depending on the casting method, application and requirements of the final cast parts. While sand casting tends to have a more rustic surface finish, advanced techniques and finishing processes can improve the quality of the final surface of the cast components. For some applications, the characteristic finish of sand cast parts may be acceptable or even desired, while other applications may require additional processing to achieve a more smooth or precise surface.