Let's talk Sandcasting!

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Today I want to bring our generation worth of knowledge and experience to you all and give a small platform to some beautiful techniques we use to create our products. This first blog is dedicate to everything about the Sandcasting method and why it's an important technique in this industry. 

What is Sandcasting? How is it done?

Indian sand casting is a traditional method of casting metal objects that has been practiced in India for centuries. It is a process that involves creating a mold of a desired object using sand, and then using that mold to cast a metal version of the object. The uniqueness of the Indian sand casting process lies in the materials and techniques used, as well as the cultural and artistic traditions that have shaped its development over the years.

Once the mold is complete, it is heated to harden the sand and ensure that it is strong enough to withstand the pressure of the molten metal. The mold is then placed in a furnace and the metal is poured into the cavity, filling the space left by the lost negative impression. As the metal cools and solidifies, it takes on the shape of the original clay model.

The Indian sand casting process is unique in that it allows for a high degree of precision and detail in the finished product. The clay model can be sculpted with great precision, allowing for intricate designs and fine details to be captured in the metal casting. In addition, the use of sand as a mold material allows for greater flexibility in the casting process, as the sand can be easily manipulated and reshaped as needed.

One of the most notable features of Indian sand casting is the use of traditional motifs and designs in the finished products. Indian art and craft traditions have a long history of incorporating intricate patterns and motifs into metal objects, and this is reflected in the designs used in sand casting. The use of traditional motifs adds a cultural and artistic dimension to the process, making it a unique and distinct form of metal casting.

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One of the main environmental benefits of sand casting is that it produces very little waste. The sand used in the mold can be easily recycled and reused, reducing the amount of material that needs to be mined and processed. In addition, the process generates very little scrap metal, as the metal is poured directly into the mold and takes on the exact shape of the desired object. This reduces the need for additional material to be mined and processed to make up for losses due to scrap.

Another environmental benefit of sand casting is that it uses relatively low temperatures compared to other casting methods. This reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, as less energy is required to heat the metal to the required temperature for casting.

Sand casting is also a relatively simple and low-tech process, which means that it can be performed using basic equipment and without the need for complex machinery. This reduces the environmental impact of the process by reducing the energy consumption and emissions associated with the use of heavy machinery.

Overall, sand casting is a sustainable and environmentally friendly process that produces little waste, consumes relatively low amounts of energy, and generates minimal greenhouse gas emissions. It is a good choice for those who are looking to minimize their environmental impact while still producing high-quality metal objects.