Sand casting is a very old process, which we have combined with new technologies, enabling us to produce high-quality castings in a short time. Whether you need single pieces or small series, we specialise in casting both non-ferrous and stainless steel alloys. If required, castings can be delivered fully processed.
Fenix uses not only wooden models but also EPS models and 3D printed sand moulds, allowing us to deliver complex castings in a short time.
Fenix specialises in casting single pieces or small series in both non-ferrous and stainless steel alloys.
If desired, the castings can be supplied fully finished.
Innovative approach to sand casting
At Fenix, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to sand casting. Instead of relying solely on wooden models, we use advanced technologies such as EPS models and 3D-printed sand moulds. This allows us to deliver complex castings both quickly and accurately. Our team of specialists ensures that your castings meet the highest quality standards.
Sand casting process in stages
Sand casting is a casting process in which the mould is made of special sand. The product is poured into the sand mould to create complex castings. For single pieces and small series, sand casting is cheaper than gravity die casting. The stages of our process include:
Assessing the supplied model. If necessary, we will create a new model in wood, plastic, EPS or by means of 3D printing.
Shaping the model in the sand and applying the feeding and casting system.
Creating (a) core(s) in castings where cavities or internal structures are required.
The sand mould is hardened.
Removing the model from the hardened sand mould.
Coating the sand mould and cores to improve heat resistance and surface quality.
Assembling the sand mould with the cores and preparing it for pouring.
Melting the right alloy and checking the chemical composition.
Pouring the casting.
Cooling down the casting
Removing the casting from the sand mould.
Removing the casting system and blasting the casting.
Heat treating the casting if required.
If required, we offer several processing and quality control services, including mechanical processing, pickling, glass bead blasting, coating, extrusion, impregnation, LPE, X-ray, wall thickness measurement, ultrasonic testing, PMI test, 3.1 certificate and 3.2 sampling.
Final inspection and preparation for shipment.
Advantages of sand casting
Sand casting is suitable for a wide range of designs and shapes. Creating products with sand casting has a number of advantages that significantly benefit you as a customer:
- Producing small series and complex castings is possible;
- The sand casting process is flexible: moulds can be adjusted;
- Sand casting allows the production of large castings;
In conclusion, sand casting offers a number of specific advantages for buyers looking for a flexible and cost-effective way to have parts produced. Please contact us if you have any questions about creating products with sand casting.
Sand casting products
Fenix Industries creates sand casting products for many different applications and industries. This includes machine parts, engine blocks, valve covers, cylinder heads, filter housings, wear rings, cap nuts and other large or complex castings. Do you have a question about sand casting products or are you looking for help in your development process? Please do not hesitate to request a quote. We are happy to help.