PEFRECT-3D’s submission, “Rapid & Affordable Castings from 3D-Printed Ceramic Molds”, won an award in the Technical Competition at the AMUG annual meeting. The entry addressed the need to manufacture production castings in as little as 4 weeks.
PERFECT-3D provided ready-to-pour 3D-printed ceramic molds that comprised the complete mold tree including gating and integral filters. The process used ceramic additive manufacturing to enable the foundry to bypass many of the time-consuming steps involved in investment casting. This innovative application of additive manufacturing enabled the foundry to produce vintage automotive throttle bodies in a fraction of the conventional time to acquire new castings.