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Aluminum Sand Casting

Sand casting is highly suitable for creating single pieces as well as small and medium batches. With aluminum Sand Casting, the most complicated casting can be produced in an extremely efficient and precise manner.

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The right technique for complex forms and small batches

In sand casting, an imprint of a casting is pressed in sand. This imprint is located in a casting flask, which we use as a die during the casting process. We have three types of casting flasks with different dimensions: 800x650x250/205mm, 1250x700x250/250mm and 880x880x250/250mm.

We distinguish ourselves by using natural form sand instead of synthetic sand. This results in a smoother and sleeker surface with great dimensional accuracy and reproducibility.

Reasons to choose sand casting:
  • Low investment costs
  • Substantial freedom in design
  • Castings up to 35 kg
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Fast prototyping thanks to 3D sand printing

With the help of 3D sand printing techniques, we can manufacture aluminum products in the same way as during our regular sand casting process. However, in 3D sand printing, there is no need to develop tools. This enables you to considerable shorten your turnaround time and reduce investment costs. The cast product does have similar mechanical properties compared to the final cast product, which means that you can test prototypes in great detail.

  • Fast turnaround time
  • Favorable prices
  • Considerable freedom in design

Aluminum sand casting order for medical equipment

For many companies, the corona crisis started hectically. This was also the case for a customer of ours, which is developing and implementing respiratory equipment for intensive care units in hospitals. Due to the growing need for hospital care worldwide, bringing new ventilators to the market as quickly as possible was not only in our customer's business interest, but it was even of vital importance for thousands of corona patients. We were asked to cast 700 aluminum bases for these devices in the shortest possible time.

Vostermans Alu Foundries' strength is that we have various types of casting techniques in-house and we have built up a fixed group of reliable partners in order to take care of all of our customers' needs. This came in handy when receiving this question, as Theo describes: "The question was quite complex, and we started from 0. A model, machine tools and various molds still had to be developed. Only then could we cast and mechanically rework the products subsequently, in a way that the final products meet the customer's specifications. Due to the very short lead time, the project could only succeed if all process steps could be realized first time right."

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Quality and Environment

Quality requirements for aluminum casting are becoming increasingly more strict. We are continuously working on meeting these standards and strive to deliver the highest possible quality. We also feel responsible for contributing to our environment in the right way.

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Any question about sand casting?

If you have any questions about sand casting or if you want to know more about the solutions we have to offer, please contact us and we will be happy to help you!

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