White Paper

Fabricating Metal Parts With 3D Printing

Metal casting is a cost-effective, safe and capable way to manufacture parts with complex geometries and fine features. Engineers and manufacturers use casting to create critical components for aerospace, automotive, and healthcare applications around the world. Formlabs SLA 3D printers are well suited for casting workflows to produce metal parts at a lower cost, with greater design freedom, and in less time than traditional methods.

Check out this white paper from our partners at Formlabs to learn how their 3D printers enable metal casting workflows! The paper includes detailed walkthroughs of sand casting and investment casting processes with Formlabs printers and resins.

Download to learn:
  • An overview of casting basics
  • Design guidelines for creating 3D printed patterns
  • The step-by-step direct investment casting process, including an example burnout schedule
  • Guidelines for indirect casting