How to design for metal casting: the ultimate guide
Metal casting can truly be a great solution for producing small metal parts with precious metals. From jewelry and decorative elements to watches, you can experience new design freedom for metal casting thanks to 3D printing. But there are certain aspects of metal casting which need to be respected in order for your parts to turn out properly. What is the minimum wall thickness of brass? Can you hollow your silver parts? Find out in our free ebook!
Here’s what you will discover inside:
- How does 3D printing metal casting work?
- What are the advantages of lost wax casting?
- Design Guidelines for metal casting
- What material to choose?
- How can you start using metal casting to your benefit
3D printing casting offers an amazing solution for producing small, but highly accurate and complex shapes. And improving metal casting with Additive Manufacturing can result in great quality and fully functional products with a wide range of finishes available for metal casting. With this ebook, you will discover the main materials for metal casting: silver, brass, and bronze.
You will also learn about the various finishing options to make your object have the perfect look, such as plating. Plating prevents the part from being oxidized and gives it a nice, elegant look, especially important in the jewelry business.
With this ebook, you will have a better understanding of metal casting and its restrictions. There are important volumes you need to keep in mind, however, and it’s also important to remember how beneficial metal casting can be for your project. With many finishes for beautiful looks and the ultimate quality, thanks to Additive Manufacturing technologies and complex shapes are possible only with 3D printing.
Once you have mastered 3D printing with wax casting, staring your own metal casting project is as easy as uploading a 3D file to our online 3D printing service! And if you have any doubts, just contact us and our 3D printing experts will answer any of your questions.