3D printing: Casting chaplets from evaporable material

New patterns and expanded capacities at Guss-Gruppe

The need for 3D-printed casting chaplets consisting of evaporable material is rising constantly. A production expansion has now enabled Guss-Gruppe to raise its capacities in 3D manufacturing and to include new patterns in its range.

Once only a vision, now reality: chaplets that evaporate into the air after they have done their job. Many diverse patterns are now being created, quickly and digitally, using the 3D printer located in Guss-Gruppe's iron foundry. Comprehensive expansion of technology and production now additionally makes new patterns and higher capacities possible using the 3D printing process – with ultra-fast completion.

The benefits of expanded 3D-printing production:

  • Reduction of production time for the chaplets for a casting from four days to 16.5 hours 
  • New function models, core models, strickle boards and master forms 
  • Adherence to ultra-high safety and reliability requirements 

3D printer with ultra-high safety and reliability

Digital preparation of castings in the foundry provides an enormous boost to production efficiency. Guss-Gruppe's expansion of production also generates yet another benefit, however: Adherence to ultra-high safety and reliability requirements in the form of 24h camera monitoring, elimination of interruptions to material flow on the 3D printer, of power failures, and much, much more.

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hours is the time now required for production of the chaplets for a casting using the 3D-printing process.

New patterns, printed in the foundry

Higher capacities and greater efficiency: the expansion of 3D printing and reprogramming of the printer in the iron foundry mean that castings can now be produced around the clock. The time for preparation of the chaplets for a casting, for example, can be shortened enormously: from the previous four days to only 16.5 hours. In addition, ultra-modern software and the installation of additional 3D printers and 3D scanners allow production of new function models, core models, strickle boards and master forms.