Complex Cellular Castings

cellular_castingThe combination of 3D printing and metal casting enables production of complex cellular structures via sand casting processes.  Cellular Structures provide high strength and lightweight characteristics but are difficult to manufacture by traditional means of fabrication.  By use of indirect 3D printing, molds can be printed from a single CAD file and cast with aluminum into intricate cellular geometries.  These structures can be utilized in a variety of applications and fields including lightweight armor in aerospace and defense industries. 

 

Research Lead:

Drew Snelling