Sand Castings Operations

Sand, Green Sand, and Airset Casting

Green Sand Molding
Sand casting often offers the best combination of design flexibility and economy.

Quantity From a few pieces to several hundred thousand, we have the equipment necessary to support your requirements.

Size range We can produce castings weighing from a few ounces up to 300 pounds in sizes up to approximately 52” wide by 78” long depending on specific geometry.

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Chemically Bonded Molding Systems
For prototypes and short production runs, this process allows for more intricate castings as well as castings too large to be produced on one of our green sand molding lines. Rather than using clay and water as binders, this process uses a 2- or 3-part resin binder system to bond the sand grains together.

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With our own full-service Pattern Shop, we can supply foundry tooling at a cost and quality level to match your requirements. From loose wood patterns to aluminum plates and iron shell core boxes, we work with our customers to provide the best value for the annual requirements and life of the project. We can also build low-cost tooling for the prototype stage, and then the higher volume tooling after the design has been finalized.

Ladle Mold Pouring at the Cincinnati Plant
Reliable Casting can perform a range of Green Sand Cast and Airset molding operations. We also have internal capabilities to perform:

Impregnation in house
In-house machining
In-house pattern and tool shop
Heat treating capability at all facilities
Reliable provides service with low- and high-volume sand cast capabilities, including a 20" X 24" Automated Hunter Molding Line, 9 Jolt-Squeezer Lines, 6 Cope & Drag Lines, Air Set Molding, and Loose Patterns.

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Core Making Capabilities
We have In-house core making at all of our facilities. Reliable serves client needs with Shalco U-180 and U-360 shell core machines, Harrison Core Blowers, 200 & 400 Dependable Core Machines, and Palmer Core Sand Reclamation, along with Air Set and Oil Sand Core-making capabilities.

Air Set Operation:
Airset core making is a chemically bonded process of building sand cores without heat treatment that can reduce cost, and is excellent for low volume runs, larger cores, and prototype development. The decision to utilize airset often comes down to quantity of the run and cast detail desired.

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