Weight and Performance Improvements of Castings with Sand 3D Printing 

Ventana Group develops lightweight magnesium casting 40% lighter than traditional aluminum door hinge

Extra-light Aircraft Door Hinge Cast in Magnesium

Ventana Group, with the help of ExOne 3D printed digital sandcasting equipment, a demonstration door hinge that was 40% lighter than the regular aluminum doors the company traditionally supplies.

In this case study, you'll learn:

  • Potential in lightweight magnesium castings for aircraft  
  • Opportunities of sand 3D printing for hybrid sandcasting
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) strategies

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