3D Sand Printing

Modules

3D Sand Printing Benefits

This module compares the 3D sand printing process with the traditional sand casting process and identify the advantages of additive manufacturing, including cost and time implications. The module incorporates optimized real-world applications of 3D sand printing. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to identify applications where 3D sand printing addresses complexity, speed to solution/prototype, and cost vs. castability. (0.1 CEU)
 

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3D Sand Printing Process and Terminology

This module defines and identifies the different types of additive manufacturing (AM). The 3D sand printing process and the basic means of creating a 3D sand printed mold is also explained. The module assists you in identifying the different types of 3D sand printing materials. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to identify the process, terminology, and applications regarding 3D sand printing. (0.1 CEU)

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3D Sand Printing Casting Design

This e-Learning module will compare traditional casting methods and 3D sand printing. Topics will include part design, parting lines, casting filling and solidification, cores, undercuts, number of cores and undercuts, junctions, geometry orientation, and bosses and ribs. The module will also examine 3D sand printing mold design. The following topics will be discussed in this section: questions to ask the client, process to move from a CAD file to mold design, documenting the mold with text, assembly aids, lifting aids, building a virtual box, and designing for cleaning. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to demonstrate mold design techniques and describe material handling techniques for 3D sand printing. (0.2 CEU)

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Gating Design for 3D Printed Sand

This e-Learning module will explore the topic of gating design for 3D sand printing. The following topics will be addressed in this module: the 3D sand printing process, cooling, gating and feed-riser design, mold economics, and simulation. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to list design advantages special to 3D sand printing, describe the 3D sand printing process from design to production, and differentiate between conventional casting and 3D sand casting regarding gating and feed-risers. (0.2 CEU)

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3D Sand Printing Mold Quality

This e-Learning module will explore 3D sand printing mold and core quality. The following topics will be addressed: elements of quality 3D sand printed molds and cores, standard cleaning and test procedures, potential defects of 3D Sand printed molds and cores, and lifting aids used with 3D sand printed molds and cores. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to identify best practices for quality molds and cores and select the tools used to ensure mold and core quality. (0.1 CEU)

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