What Are The Pros & Cons Of Sand Casting?

The process of making metal items by giving different shapes to the molten metal, inside a mold made of sand, and is being widely used worldwide. Many material and items like sand alloys, aluminum alloys, cast iron, and cast steel are made with this process. Sand Casting Company can also improvise by making customized and personalized shapes as per the requirement of the customer. The only difference is that the sand mold needs to be given a unique shape.

Every sand casting company should know what all are the advantages, and disadvantages of sand casting: the first and foremost advantage is that there is flexibility in the design, shape, and weight of the material, which the sand casting company can go with. Many high complex shapes can also be produced with this process. The only hard work is to be done in making the sand mold. Next advantage is that a wide variety of alloys can be produced with this process, which gives options to the clients of the sand casting company. Also, the tools used in the sand casting process are not that expensive, thus saving on the cost of the sand casting company.

As it is said that every coin has two sides, the same way the sand casting process also has some disadvantages to go with. The sand casting company needs to face the following lacunas when it comes to this process: the first one being a limited amount of production. As compared to high tech machines, the number of units which can be produced through this process is low. Thus, it not let the sand casting company benefit with economies of scale in the long run. Another drawback is that the mistakes in the sand mold or the defects in the metal pored cannot be avoided. Therefore, many times the defects turn up to be very costly on the part of the sand casting company.

With so many advantages, and disadvantages to be taken into consideration, it is important that the sand casting company try to infuse more efficiency in its daily operations.

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