Sand Casting in Australia
Melbourne Gravity can produce any complex shape through sand casting.
We provide a wide range of die casting solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
What is Sand Casting?
Sand casting is a metal casting process which involves the use of natural sand along with an adequate proportion of clay (as a binder material) to keep the sand grains together. Using expandable sand moulds, sand casting is utilised to produce a wide variety of metal components with complex geometries. These parts can vary greatly in size and weight, ranging from a couple ounces to several tonnes.
It is used for a wide range of applications, including auto-mobile components, such as engine blocks, engine manifolds, cylinder heads, and transmission cases. Contact Melbourne Gravity for superior sand casting parts!
Sand casting can be used for a wide range of applications
Advantages of Sand Casting
At Melbourne Gravity, we use sand casting to produce precision objects which are not possible using any other processes. The advantages of using sand to mould metal are numerous. These include:
- The re-usability of the sand
- Very low-cost process
- The process is versatile and can produce complex shapes
- Appropriate for long and short production runs
- Materials available all over the world
- Can be used to produce various casting sizes
An affordable and versatile technique to mould metal
Advantages of Aluminium Alloys:
- Lighter in weight
- Stable in the environment
- Strong finished product
- Excellent of heat and electricity