Resin & Casting

From small to medium series production

Casting is a method whereby a mould is filled with a liquid plastic resin or liquid metal. This then hardens. It is mainly used for small to medium series production such as industrial prototypes, small series... . We use our 3D printers to manufacture these moulds or shapes.

We can carry out the resin casting process completely in-house. For metal casting, we have our regular production partner that does the casting itself. We take care of any post-processing and finishing of the requested part.

Resin casting

The casting of synthetic resin in a 3D-printed mould, in which the liquid resin is poured directly into the 3D-printed mould. This mould can then be used several times.

Metal Casting

Casting of metals using a 3D-printed shape. We cannot cast metal in a 3D-printed mould, so here we print the shape and have it cast externally using lost-wax casting methods.

The difference with Additive Manufacturing

Why can't we just 3D print the part? The added value lies mainly in the wider range of different materials and colours available. Do we want a crystal-clear part or do we want to use polyurethane rubber? Usually we will opt for an AM solution because it is time-efficient. Where AM cannot offer this, we can cast your parts in-house in printed moulds.

When we look at metal casting, we see the strength of metal in a specific shape. Here, the shape is printed and manufactured through the casting process with the lost wax method. The 3D printed model is lost, but a stronger metal part in the exact shape takes its place.

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