Our Shell Moulding Process
Shell mold casting is a process similar to sand casting, in that molten metal is poured into an expendable mold. However, in shell mold casting, the mold is a thin-walled shell created from applying a sand-resin mixture around a pattern using a Super Simplex fully-automatic machine. The pattern, a metal piece in the shape of the desired part, is reused to form multiple shell molds.
Our moulding “Shells” are 16″ x 12″ or 16″ x 14″.
Castings can be produced up to a maximum unit weight of 15kgs using this process.
Accuracy is the prime asset of Shell Moulding, therefore reducing the need for expensive machining and grinding operations. This is a more precise method of manufacturing castings and it is possible to achieve dimensional accuracy of +/- 0.5mm.
The Advantages of Sand Moulding
Good surface finishes, and precision of the process
Complex shapes and fine details can be formed with very good surface finish
Little scrap and wastage generated
Various material options
Quick lead times are possible
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