Sand Castings in Just a Few Hours
The RAM 123 from EnvisionTEC and Viridis3D is the fastest, most flexible robotic 3D printing platform in the foundry industry.
Using a patent-pending technology, a proprietary print head attached to an ABB robot arm uses exclusive binder jetting technology to print sand molds and cores for the foundry industry. The proprietary system includes easy-to-use software that uses a CAD file to print a mold and core in just a few hours.
Foundries will appreciate the speed with which the system prints — and how fast their operation can be up and running with the new technology. What’s more, the RAM 123 uses less sand and is substantially less expensive than other sand casting 3D printers on the market today. In fact, the Viridis3D system is about one-third the cost of competing technologies that build in a box.
This disruptive technology brings a new way of production to foundries — instead of shipping castings around the world, raw materials are shipped and files are simply transmitted to 3D printers in strategic locations. The result is castings are poured the same day, only where you need them.
For more information, contact Peter Denmark at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Americas and Sobhi Aris at email@example.com in Europe, Asia or elsewhere. Or, call the Viridis3D office in Woburn, Mass., at 781-305-4961.
762 x 610 x 610 mm (30 x 24 x 24 in.)
+/- 100 µm (.004 in.) in X and Y, one layer thickness in Z after lamination
Up to 5080 cm (20 in.) per second linear speed
Min/Max Layer Thickness
0.1 – 1.0 mm (0.004 – 0.04 in.) Prior to lamination
Post lamination layer thickness dependent
UNI and Bidirectional Thermoplastic Pre-pregs
4 Full AXIS cutting Gantry system (XYZR
4076 x 2616 x 2372 mm (160.5 x 103 x 93.4 in.)
- 28” wide printhead for sand and binder jetting fluid
- Attached to robust ABB robotics and controls
- Cartesian movement
- Base sand: Silica sands, GFN Oklahoma and Wedron
- Sand GFN65, round or subangular
- Modified Furan binder
- Dry acid-based catalyst (premixed)
- Speed: 1 ½ – 2 ½ vertical inches per hour
- System repeatability: 0.030μ
- Layers: 200μ – 500μ
- Accuracy +/- 0.010”
- Compatability: ferrous and nonferrous sand casting
- Strength (ambient dry): 175 psi
- Strength (oven baked 350° F) > 370 psi