Sep 1, 2022

How 3D Printing Plus Casting Combine The Strengths Of Both

Peter Zelinski Reviews Admaflex reviews the Admaflex 3D printing solution

AdditiveManufacturing is a news outlet devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing technology. Recently, their editor-in-chief, Peter Zelinski, visited Aristo-cast in Almont, Michigan, to interview CEO Jack Ziemba and witness How Casting Plus 3D Printing Combine the Strengths of Both. Read the full article on Additive Manufacturing’s website.

Using 3D printed ceramic molds to cast metal parts

A sacrificial 3d printed ceramic mold
A sacrificial Admaflex 3d printed ceramic mold

A metal part that might otherwise be too complex for investment casting can be made with a sacrificial 3D printed ceramic tool, such as the one seen here in cutaway.

Molten metal is poured into the ceramic shell. The metal solidifies, potentially trapping the shell inside, but the ceramic can then be leached out using a solution of potassium hydroxide.

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