3D Printed Patterns For Metal Casting

  • Published on Feb 20, 2019
  • Create 3D printed patterns for precision parts/jewelry up to large metal castings in a wide variety of metals, resulting in up to a 10X time and cost savings when compared to investment (lost wax) casting methods. www.lulzbot.com/cast
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Comments • 66

  • Stuff With Kirby
    Stuff With Kirby 3 years ago +7

    Great video! It was neat seeing the steps. The layer lines looked neat when in brass on the sculpture part.

  • samuelmdouglas
    samuelmdouglas Month ago

    This is super impressive, and 3 yes old I can only imagine where the technology is now

  • Samuel Bilow
    Samuel Bilow 3 years ago

    I have been using a form2 with castablewax. It's very good but as you may be aware the maximum size 5.7 x5.7 x6.9 inch is limiting. pla printers have a much bigger print volume. I would be very interested to try this new filament in a large bed printer. Using green sand maxes out at around 4 undercuts therefore 4 mold parts at my skill level and accuracy is questionable with regular PLA. A 2 part simple mold is best for green sand.

    • Samuel Bilow
      Samuel Bilow 3 years ago

      @Alexandre Goulart formlabs.com "form3L" model is the best 3d printer for this task with castable wax.
      The form3L will be released soon. I hope you can afford it. It's dlp which is very similar to sla.

    • Alexandre Goulart
      Alexandre Goulart 3 years ago

      I’d like to buy a printer do make pattern foundry. What technology is better, sla, fdm or other one?

  • Benjamin Patrick
    Benjamin Patrick 3 years ago +2

    I want to see the ring gear milled down to spec. Then try it on an old axle. Not too big of a job. A machinist to grind / mill it. And an old car's / truck's axle. See how it holds up to some shocks. Try to break it.
    This is a cool idea for prototyping a cast piece.

  • Inside The Mind Of Matt
    Inside The Mind Of Matt 3 years ago +1

    Hey this stuff looks like it's right up my alley I'll have to get a hold of some of this and review it on my channel ;)

  • Tim Brown
    Tim Brown 2 years ago +1

    Wao, Really Nice to see the whole Working Process of 3D Printed Patterns For Metal Casting. This Technology is really incredible. I know a well reputed Vaccum Casting & 3D Printing Service Provider in India as Binashree. Who know any other Organisation Comment here. Lets See how many 3D Printing and Metal Casting Service provider are in Our Country.

  • Silver Head
    Silver Head 3 years ago +2

    Great job

  • Tomtom9401
    Tomtom9401 2 years ago

    But how are you controlling shrinkage when printing the parts with crucial tolerances?

    • Reno's Garage
      Reno's Garage Year ago +1

      @Paxton Cargill investment casting can provide amazing precision when done correctly, this isnt sand casting.

    • Tomtom9401
      Tomtom9401 Year ago

      Paxton Cargill the video literally says dimensional accuracy in the first 15 seconds lol

    • Paxton Cargill
      Paxton Cargill Year ago +2

      >crucial tolerances
      pick one buddy

  • dicky crown
    dicky crown 2 years ago

    thanks for sharing this video !

  • Wolfgang Kramer
    Wolfgang Kramer 2 years ago

    Echt megacool 👊🏼

  • Austin V
    Austin V 3 years ago

    Thanks, I’m a local Coloradan and I didn’t know of any local metal foundries!

  • ScottTheAngel
    ScottTheAngel 3 years ago

    Can you put this in a sand mold and poor in molten metal and have it burn off as the metal goes down?

    • Keith Mizell
      Keith Mizell 2 years ago

      You can. Must ensure metal feeds from bottom and design your print and/or vents to allow gasses to exit directly out top

    • Eldritch
      Eldritch 3 years ago

      It wouldn't be a great idea because as the plastic vaporized it'd create gases and, therefore, bubbles.

  • Javierm0n0
    Javierm0n0 3 years ago +6

    This is pretty wicked.

  • Scott Williams
    Scott Williams 3 years ago +1

    This was an Ad (before a CNC Kitchen video). But I watched the whole thing anyway! Then I sought out the vid, to give you this: 👍

  • Pegleg Noid
    Pegleg Noid Year ago +1

    Only good for short run production and proto-type.

  • Loulive
    Loulive 3 years ago +1

    interest filament.
    At what temperature does it disintegrate in celsius?

  • noob refinisher
    noob refinisher 3 years ago

    id like to get into 3d printing and casting

    • Stephen Matthews
      Stephen Matthews Year ago

      Try getting some pewter ;) you can melt it on a camp stove

  • Awesome Creation
    Awesome Creation Year ago

    Very Nice

  • Grits
    Grits 2 years ago +2

    You are gunna have to do better than that to justify the price of this filament. I see no reason to change from PLA to this.

  • sysdumb32
    sysdumb32 4 months ago

    How much would it cost to make a couple parts out of an aluminum alloy
    And doing this with cheap kinda badly made appliances?

  • w I
    w I Year ago

    Can I just simply print an item and pour aluminum in it without thoes extra steps?

    • w I
      w I Year ago +1

      @Grandpa Obvious Im talking about green sand.

  • Ka Ming Cheng
    Ka Ming Cheng 3 years ago

    Why not printing metal parts directly?

    • Powder Slinger
      Powder Slinger 2 years ago +2

      Because he does not have a $50,000 laser sintering metal printer?

  • jmsaltzman
    jmsaltzman 3 years ago +11

    0:48 ow ow ow. Otherwise fascinating, thanks for sharing

  • Diego de santiago
    Diego de santiago 5 months ago

    How much would this cost?

    • LulzBot
      LulzBot  5 months ago

      Just buy a 3D printer and material. From there it would work best to partner with a local foundry.

  • Powder Slinger
    Powder Slinger 2 years ago +1

    Iso DOES NOT SMOOTH PLA! Nothing but coatings can do that~

    • Sascha Thiede
      Sascha Thiede Year ago +2

      But it's not PLA, it's PVB! Therefore it can be solved by alcohol such as IPA.

    • invent this
      invent this 2 years ago

      Methylene Chloride

  • Paxton Cargill
    Paxton Cargill Year ago

    yeah lemme just print a turbo

  • Thom
    Thom 3 years ago +9

    Next time print something usable, not a turbo that will never work.

    • HalfBredNinja
      HalfBredNinja 3 years ago

      Stock fluctuates. If you're interested in it, keep an eye on it. ;)

    • MrDapperGent
      MrDapperGent 3 years ago

      @HalfBredNinja Oh I seen the HAAS the Mini Lathes interest me. Though the MPCNC looks interesting but it seems it is out of stock part wise.

    • HalfBredNinja
      HalfBredNinja 3 years ago +2

      They all have their benefits and drawbacks. I like HAAS because they are incredibly stout (Heavy is good when doing CNC), but the interface leaves a bit to be desired. Then again, I could say the same about any of them. The issue is they aren't designed for the homegamer. They are designed for the greybeards who've lived and breathed CNC since the early days. And it's a terrible learning curve if you haven't. Embrace the suck, and you'll get it, but it's a hard road, partner. If you want to get your feet wet, but still have an easier time at it, I would suggest a MPCNC. Cheap to get into, and will do most anything you throw at it as long as you get your settings right. It's only 3 axis (Just like a 3D printer), but again; Feet wet.
      I've used a lot of printers from both ends of the spectrum on cost, but my current pride and joy (Sorry Lulzbot) is the Prusa i3 MK3S with the MMU2. It's my workhorse machine and has never failed me. On top of that, Prusa has the best tech support I've ever experienced EVER in more than 20 years in home manufacturing. If you can't figure it out yourself, they can and will back their product.

    • MrDapperGent
      MrDapperGent 3 years ago

      @HalfBredNinja What CNC mill would you recommend? Also what 3D printer do you use?

    • HalfBredNinja
      HalfBredNinja 3 years ago +3

      I mean, at least you checked your work and admitted when you were wrong. XD. Better than most people on TheXvid. Thanks for that. Though friendly advice; Maybe do that before insulting somebody from the safety of your keyboard?
      Yeah, it would take some time to make it work, but it would still work, which is impressive enough in this case. And yes, I do casting, milling and 3D printing and have been an engineer doing these things for a good part of my life. That's why I had originally inquired because I couldn't see your issues with it because, for what it is, it looked perfectly usable with a few hours on a mill and a turbine.
      Anyways, thanks for engaging with me, friendo, take it easy~.

  • Deebus
    Deebus 3 years ago +26

    Gotta actually run the parts or what's the point

    • Sikko Bakker
      Sikko Bakker 2 years ago

      Lol. Or how much it costs?

    • Civi Prepper
      Civi Prepper 2 years ago +3

      @ⵉⵜⵔⵓⵏⴰⵓⵜ wouldn't apply to lost wax. it takes the outside shape not the internal layer lines.

    • ⵉⵜⵔⵓⵏⴰⵓⵜ
      ⵉⵜⵔⵓⵏⴰⵓⵜ 2 years ago +2

      @Civi Prepper
      The layer lines will cause some serious stress concentrations into any structural part, so the parts will likely fail due to fatigue in the long run much quicker than any conventionally machined mold.

    • Civi Prepper
      Civi Prepper 2 years ago +1

      @Benjamin Patrick indeed. Yes I would have thought printing some geometric shapes would be useful, and you're also write in your original comment.

    • Benjamin Patrick
      Benjamin Patrick 2 years ago +3

      @Civi Prepper then make a cube, sphere, or other geometric shape? Casting gears typically means they should be useable.
      It seems like we are looking at this in 2 very different ways. Neither wrong, just different

  • stim's FX
    stim's FX 3 years ago

    Quelle bordel pour pas être tourneur fraiseur

  • Jason Voorhees
    Jason Voorhees 3 years ago