Advantages and Disadvantages of Casting Pattern Types

Advantages and Disadvantages of Casting Pattern Types

The following table summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of the different classes of pattern equipment used by metal casters. Pattern Type Advantages Disadvantages Wood Loose Low cost to produce. Use to produce plastic patterns. Easily modified. Not suitable for production batches unless converted into plastic before becoming worn. Tend to become inaccurate and to produce poor…

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Purchasing Pattern Equipment

Purchasing Pattern Equipment

Balancing Cost & Quality When Purchasing Pattern Equipment The Economics of Good Pattern Equipment Producing superior castings at minimum cost depends in large part on the quality of your pattern equipment. To produce quality results over time, your foundry needs to maintain the pattern equipment to the highest standards. But how do you achieve quality pattern…

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Choosing the Right Pattern Equipment for Your Project

Choosing the Right Pattern Equipment for Your Project

Quality metal casting requires that you select the pattern most suited to your component. You have many choices in pattern types so it’s best to consult with your foundry before having patterns made. Here are some general guidelines for making this selection: Prototypes: Inexpensive, possibly loose-molded wood patterns. Low Volume or Small Batch Runs: Hardwood patterns mounted…

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