S-Max Sand Printer is up and Running!

Craft has been utilizing 3D printed sand molds and cores for many years now. The thought of printing on our own machine has always been a dream. Because of the demand from our wonderful customers. Craft is proud to announce the addition of an ExOne S-Max sand printer.

By bringing a printer in-house, this opens opportunities to Craft that we've been strategically planning for. Craft will now be able to offer sand cores and molds to production foundries as well as being able to offer castings in days. No longer weeks from our own in-house ferrous and non-ferrous prototype foundry.

At Craft we know that service and quality is everything when it comes to providing parts or products to your customers. With our many years producing tooling for production foundries as well as prototype tooling for our own foundry. We have the skills and knowledge to aide in producing your complex 3D printed cores and molds.

How does it work? 
The sand printer lays down a layer of sand. Then the printer head runs across laying down a binder where the core is to be. The rest of the area will result in loose sand as support material. This process happens over and over until the printer fills a "job box" (70.9 x 39.37 x 27.56 Inches) When complete the job box comes out the side and the cores or molds are extracted, cleaned and either assembled and sent over to our pouring lines or packaged up and shipped directly to your foundry.

What is the added benefit?
When parts make sense to print either from a complexity, quantity or timeline standpoint. We can print the cores or molds directly from sand skipping the time and cost of producing soft tooling. From an engineering standpoint. The benefit is complete design freedom, no need to sacrifice design for manufacturability.

How can I get a quote?

Give us a call @ 763-675-3169 or feel free to stop out and see the machine in action.