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Provides guidelines in selecting the right rapid tooling processes
Covers a timely subject as the sand casting industry is facing more pressure to shorten the lead time and improve the dimensional quality
Rapid Tooling Guidelines For Sand Casting is a comprehensive tool for those who wish to improve their products and realization processes by better understanding the decisions involved in selecting sand casting tooling path and, in turn, improving cost, quality and delivery. Based on extensive research into the relationship between part geometry, production quantity, tool materials, tooling fabrication method and production tolerances, the book presents a variety of decision methods and case studies that address topics such as:
Identification of part geometries that are suitable for sand casting
Evaluation of error sources and alternative methods for creating tooling
Optimal tooling path selection and its effects on production dimensional accuracy
Analysis of tooling related costs and lead times
Rapid Tooling Guidelines For Sand Casting is a useful resource for engineers, researchers and students in the sand casting and the rapid tooling industry.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Rapid Tooling - Sand Casting - Wanlong Wang - fast freeform fabrication processes - rapid tooling evaluation methods - sand casting dimensional control - tool design and construction