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Pictured Above: A thin-wall aluminum ram tube casting next to the bottom half of the plaster mold in which it is cast (plaster core assembled in place also pictured).
Pictured Above: A thin-wall zinc chassis casting required alpha testing before the OEM invested in diecast tooling.
Plaster molds are used to produce high-accuracy, high detail castings in any non-ferrous alloy. Plaster mold castings can be thin-wall (down to .010" locally) and exhibit similar smoothness and accuracy as die castings. Typical applications for plaster mold casting are:
Foundry tools are designed in CAD and subsequently cnc-machined, typically from high-density urethane or aluminum. Alternately, foundry tools can be produced directly from Rapid Prototype models, such as SLAs.
A batch-mixed gypsum composite slurry is poured into flasks containing the foundry tools. After the slurry has set, the hardened plaster molds are stripped from the foundry tools. The plaster molds are then baked, assembled and are ready for metal to be cast.