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Prototyping Sandcasting Parts

Many of our die casting part customers make Prototype Sandcasting Parts before they buy Die Casting Parts. We can help you develop your metal product with prototype parts. Kinetic Die Casting Company can make prototype metal parts for our customers, to use for evaluation, prior to making die casting tooling.

We have produced many types of “pre-production” or prototype parts for our customers. We have produced the following types of parts:
Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing
Stereolithography Casting (SLC) Casting from 3D Printing
Sand Casting Parts
CNC Prototype machined parts
Custom Metal Parts …… READ MORE

We can take your 3D model and create a Stereo Lithography ( SLA ). SLA is a process that converts a three dimensional (3D) file into a plastic part in a matter of a few hours or days. Kinetic Die Casting has provided many SLA parts to prove a design for our customers.

With the SLA we can then make a SLC or Sandcasting Parts. A SLC is when we coat the SLA with a material to create a “one up” tool …. Metal Prototype Parts

A sand casting will use the SLA to “make an impression in the sand” over an over to make a few parts.

In some cases, we can modify an existing die casting part to use as your prototype. In other cases, we can machine your parts from raw aluminum using a CNC machine.

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Kinetic Die Casting is located in Southern California. KDC specializes in aluminum and zinc die casting tooling. If you would like a quote, please visit our website:Kinetic Die Casting Company

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What is Sand Casting

What is Sand Casting? Sand casting is a process that uses sand as the form or mold that shapes the metal castings. In sand casting, the sand is moistened and the pattern is pressed into the sand. The preparation and bonding process of the sand is the most critical step in the process. This technique is usually used for low volume production.

The sand casting pattern is made of wood or metal, such as aluminum. The patterns are generally not destroyed but are made permanent to be reused up to a few thousand times. Sand casting is used when lower quantities are needed and lower quality is acceptable. Lighting companies use sand casting to make aluminum lighting parts if the project only needs a few hundred parts.

Die Casting Light Fixture Parts
Light Fixture Die Casting Parts

Kinetic Die Casting Company makes aluminum die castings as Lighting Fixture Die Castings. We make these parts every day and ship thousands of these aluminum die castings every week.

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Kinetic Die Casting Company
6918 Beck Avenue
North Hollywood, California 91605

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Aluminum Sand Casting Parts May Be Better

Aluminum Sand Casting Parts May Be Better. Several Requests For Quotes (RFQs) for aluminum part prices come to Kinetic Die Casting and it is obvious that the requester does not understand the difference between aluminum sand casting parts and aluminum die casting parts. Today, we will discuss the pricing difference between sand casting and die casting of aluminum parts.

2,000 Aluminum Parts Casting Decision
If your product is limited to less than 2,000 aluminum parts in the entire product life cycle or stated differently you will want less than 2,000 aluminum parts in your product life cycle and never need more parts, sometimes a part produced by the aluminum sand casting is a better choice for you.

Here are my aluminum part price calculations:

Aluminum Sand Casting Parts:
Typical Tooling Cost: $500 – $2500
Typical Part Cost: $13 – $15 each (machined)
So using $500 tooling price (lowest typical) and $13 for part price:

Cost for 500 parts: $ 7,500
Cost for 1000 parts: $13,500
Cost for 2000 parts: $26,500

Aluminum Die Casting Parts
Typical Tooling Cost: $10,000 – $12,000
Typical Part Cost: $2.50 – $3.50 each (machined)
So using $10,000 die casting tooling price (lowest typical) and $2.50 for part price.

Cost for 500 parts: $11,250 ($3,750 more expensive)
Cost for 1000 parts: $12,500 ($1,000 less expensive)
Cost for 2000 parts: $15,000 ($11,500 less expensive)

As you can see, the cost is equal or less for an aluminum part as a sand cast part, if you will buy less than 2,000 parts. If you feel your product life is more than 2,000 parts, you should consider buying aluminum die casting parts. If your product life is greater than 5,000 parts your savings are so significant it is embarrassing. Contact Kinetic Die Casting Company 800-2524-8083 (sales@kineticdc.com) if you feel you are paying to much for your aluminum castings.

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