This session will give an overview of the 3D printed binder jet additive manufacturing technology suited for complex sand and investment casting design and manufacturing with potential applications and will share the ideas about how to accelerate the adoption of this technology including topics such as design for additive, rigging freedom, core consolidation, value of modeling, dimensional tolerances and low volume contract manufacturing using toolingless sand and investment casting with case studies. Technical content will be shared from a recent pocket book published by AFS of which presenter Jiten Shah was a lead author. Jiten Shah has been a member of various U.S. manufacturing innovation institutes — America Makes focused on additive manufacturing, LIFT for light-weighting and MxD for digital manufacturing — and has participated in many metal casting relevant research projects over the past 10 years from which he will share some of the outcomes. Case studies on DFAM and core consolidation will be presented using AM4MC (Additive Manufacturing for Metal Casting).
- Better understand the technology and application of 3D sand and wax printing
- Understand how to use AM4MC for light-weighting
- Understand how to make legacy replacement complex cast parts