In casting, the length of time required to create the mold greatly impacts the date of the first delivery.
When creating a mold, it takes at least one month to deliver a prototype because the base material and cutting process must be arranged beforehand. We have introduced a 3D printer and machining center to provide prototypes quickly, and by combining them with gypsum casting, we have been able to shorten the delivery time for prototype production. Although gypsum casting is not as suitable for mass production compared to sand casting and gravity die casting, it can produce castings of equal quality to gravity die castings.
【3D PRINTER AND SAMPLER PRODUCTION PROCESS BY GYPSUM CASTING PROCESS】
・We create a product model using 3D CAD, and output the model using a 3D printer.
・The surface of the output model is polished and its dimensions are checked to create a master model.
・Using the silicon resin model, we then create a gypsum mold.
・Using the gypsum mold we then cast and finish processing the product.