Although the global casting industry faced a prolonged period of sluggish growth, and the Chinese foundry is affected by the sudden decrease in domestic downstream demand. Impacted by the technological advancements and lightweighting progress, the output of castings will continue to increase at a low and medium speed, and the material structure of castings will continue to be optimized. Against the background of the deep integration of industrialization and informatization, it will accelerate the in-depth integration of information technology and the traditional casting industry. Digitalized and Intelligent foundry shops that embrace remote design, composite process development, new material applications, intelligent casting equipment, 3D printing, robots, and other rapid prototyping equipment will accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the foundry industry.
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Technologists’ trial and error process based on personal experience, the pass rate cannot be guaranteed, and accidents such as waste and scrap often occur.
The production procedures are long and complicated, which is hard to manage and delivery time cannot be guaranteed. The process involves so many personals that further complicates the management and cost control.
The median age of foundry workers kept increasing, and more and more production staff are facing retirements. It’s harder and harder to find new employees as the work environment is undesired for younger generations.
The molds/patterns produced through the traditional process have large machining allowances, an effective way to reduce the unnecessary waste is demanded, especially for larger casts.
Due to the traditional process-dispersed production process, the dust and other pollutants generated during the processing of various equipment have a wide distribution area and cannot be adequately controlled.
Traditional equipment is often outdated, and most of them are manual contact operations and lacking safety measures and protective features.
Adopt advanced software and equipment to realize reproducible, optimizable, digitalized, and standardized production process.
Utilize automation technology, effectively reduces the complexity of production process chain and total labor required.
Significantly simplify the production process chain, finish most of the process in one clamping.
Use advance CNC machine tools to produce molds/patterns at higher precision, while reducing material wastes.
Centralizes the source of pollutants through replacing several traditional equipments by one CNC machine tool.
Ensures personal safety by using advanced non-direct-contact CNC machine tool with protection measures
# Digitalized Wooden Mold/Pattern Making Process
By using our solution, for most wooden molds/patterns of any size, can be made in few steps: 1. Design the mold/pattern using CAD software and generate the machining tool path in an nice and clean office. 2. Glue and nail many wood blocks together to make a roughly shaped workpiece. (Wait until it sets.) 3. Boot up the CNC Machine Tool, upload to the CNC Machine tool, hit the start button. (Wait until it finishes.) 4. Assemble few pieces together. (If Needed.) 5. Do some sanding and coating.
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