AFS J1600 Plus(Binder jetting process)

Industrial 3D printer

A sand 3D printer with larger molding size, higher precision and perfect printing details. Ideal for manufacturing.

Forming thickness

0.1-0.5mm
 

Number of printheads

8
 

Nozzle resolution

400dpi
 

Max. forming size

1600×1000×700mm
This sand 3D printer is well used in the foundry field, and its advantages include rapid manufacturing, easy handling of complex geometries and thin-walled structures, design optimization and lightweighting, cost and resource savings, and increased production flexibility. This sand 3D printer brings more efficient, innovative and flexible production methods to the foundry industry, and promotes the progress and development of the foundry process.
AFS J1600 plus 2023 update

AFS J1600 Plus Sand 3D Printer Features

High reliability

  • High-end configuration of core components to ensure stable and reliable equipment with low post-maintenance costs;

  • Having nozzle internal circulation and automatic cleaning function, which is not easily clogged by adhesives;

  • The orbital forming cylinder is automatically pushed out with one key, and the parts are picked up outside the machine to realize the equipment's non-stop assembly line cycle operation.

High forming accuracy

  • Equipped with 6*1024 high-throughput industrial printheads of international first-tier brands, which can realize efficient and high-precision printing;

  • Adopting servo motor + precision screw and closed-loop control system to ensure motion control accuracy;

  • Processing process logging and whole process quality tracking to ensure steady improvement of processing quality.

Perfect process system

  • Equipped with mature and perfect process packages for various special abrasives and adhesives;
  • One machine with multiple materials for forming quartz sand, vitrified sand, etc;
  • Open-source material processes that can be adjusted to the user on demand.

Intelligent system

  • Realisation of one-touch printing;
  • The equipment can work unattended with a print warning prompt function;
  • With online preview of print data and print time estimation function;
  • Realising real-time monitoring, recording and traceability of the entire processing process through intelligent systems
  • such as visual monitoring;
  • With automatic fault diagnosis, alarm and automatic protection function of key devices.

AFS J1600 Plus's Parameters

Machine type
AFS J1600 Plus
Forming speed
15-18s/layer
Machine body size
4170×5560×3800mm
Forming thickness
0.1-0.5mm
Forming cylinder size
1600×1060×700mm
Nozzle resolution
400dpi
Max. forming size
1600×1000×700mm
Forming accuracy
Better than ±0.3mm
Number of printheads
8
Gas generation
8-11ml/g(850℃)
Tensile strength
1.5-2.5 MPa
Ground load requirement
≥2.5T/㎡
Data format
STL
Ambient humidity
30%-50%
Machine weight
Approx. 10.0T
Bonding materials
Furane resins
Forming material
Quartz sand/vitrified sand etc.
Power requirements
380VAC/50Hz/15Kw three-phase five-wire
Ambient temperature
22-28℃
AFS J1600 Plus Binder jetting Sand 3D Printer Technical Documentation Download

Why choose the AFS J1600 Plus 3D sand mold printing equipment?

Sand 3D printers in the foundry industry offer advantages over traditional casting methods, such as rapid manufacturing, realization of complex geometries, design optimization and lightweighting, cost and resource savings, and increased production flexibility.Click here to learn more about our sand 3D printers.

Advantages of 3D printed sand molds over traditional casting

Rapid manufacturing

Sand 3D printers can directly print sand molds and cores from digital models, eliminating the need for traditional mold manufacturing. Compared to conventional mold-making methods, sand 3D printing significantly reduces manufacturing time, thereby accelerating the production cycle.

Realization of complex geometry

Sand 3D printing technology enables the production of sand molds and cores with complex geometries. Traditional casting methods may be limited by mold manufacturing and material flow, making it difficult to achieve intricate internal structures and thin-wall designs. Sand 3D printing, through layer-by-layer printing, allows for the realization of complex geometries in casting, providing greater design freedom.

Design optimization and lightweighting

Sand 3D printing supports design optimization and lightweighting. By optimizing structures and internal channel designs, material consumption and part weight can be reduced while improving performance and efficiency. Sand 3D printing enables the creation of complex internal structures and hollow designs, further reducing part weight.

Cost and resource savings

Sand 3D printing technology reduces manufacturing costs and resource consumption. Traditional casting methods require mold manufacturing, which often involves significant time and financial investment. In contrast, sand 3D printing directly prints sand molds and cores from digital models, eliminating the need for mold production and resulting in cost and resource savings.
Another point is that it increases production flexibility. Sand 3D printers can quickly switch between different products, thus increasing production flexibility. Traditional mold manufacturing usually requires long lead times and process adjustments, limiting the flexible production of products. Sand 3D printing, on the other hand, can quickly adjust and print different sand molds as needed, making the production process more flexible and efficient.

Has been widely used in various fields

The applications of sand 3D printers in various fields include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Casting Industry: Sand 3D printers are widely used in the casting industry. They can be used to manufacture sand molds and cores, providing accurate molds for metal casting. Sand 3D printing technology enables the production of complex geometries in castings, offering greater design freedom and reducing mold manufacturing time and costs.

Manufacturing Industry: Sand 3D printers find applications in various manufacturing sectors. They can be used to produce sand molds and cores for complex components, offering higher precision and faster production methods. Sand 3D printing technology also enables lightweight design and structural optimization, reducing material consumption and component weight.

Automotive Industry: Sand 3D printers are increasingly used in the automotive industry. They can be used to manufacture engine components, chassis assemblies, and other complex metal castings. Sand 3D printing technology provides higher production efficiency and faster product development cycles, while also enabling lightweight design and performance optimization.

Aerospace Industry: Sand 3D printers have widespread applications in the aerospace sector. They can be used to manufacture complex aerospace engine components, aerospace structures, and turbine blades, among others. Sand 3D printing technology reduces component weight, improves performance, and enables rapid prototyping and small-batch production.

Medical Field: Sand 3D printers also play a significant role in the medical field. They can be used to manufacture medical device components, artificial joints, dental aligners, and more. Sand 3D printing technology allows for the customization of medical products based on individual patient needs, providing better adaptability and effectiveness.

Automobile engine block sand casting

Real 3D Printed Sand Casting Projects

Chery automobile cylinder head
Exhaust manifold of a military vehicle
Mechanical parts (bracket)

Completion:

Technical requirements Material Production cycle Sand quality *850°C 3min**70% specific surface area Casting process Dimensional accuracy Surface quality Defect control
Expected Aluminum alloy (ZL109) 2 pieces in 10 days Strength>1.5MPa Gas emission*<16ml/g Dimensional accuracy**±0.5mm Gravity casting CT10 Meet technical requirements No fleshy, pores, sand eyes, cracks, slag,no surface defects and imperfections
Actual 2 pieces in 3 days Strength 2.1 MPa, Gas emission* 11.2ml/g, dimensional accuracy** ±0.5mm Gravity casting CT6 Meet technical requirements No fleshy, pores, sand eyes, cracks, slag,no surface defects and imperfections

Process summary:

70-140 mesh silica sand is used, and the sand mold strength, air volume, dimensional accuracy, and surface quality all meet customer requirements.
The surface roughness of the castings meets the technical requirements, the defects are well controlled, there are no fleshy, pores, sand holes, cracks, slag, and no surface defects or defects.

Chery automobile cylinder head sand casting

Completion:

Technical requirementsMaterialProduction cycle

Sand quality*1000°C 3min**70%

specific surface area

Casting processDimensional accuracySurface qualityDefect control
ExpectedDuplex steel (2507)15 days

Strength >2MPa

Gas emission*<18ml/g

Dimensional accuracy** ±0.3mm

Gravity castingCT8Ra12.5No pores,
no cracks,
no leaks
Actual7 daysStrength 2.4MPa
Gas emission* 16.5ml/g
Dimensional accuracy** ±0.3mm
Process design:
Zhou Yingtao
CT8Ra12.5No pores,
no cracks,
no leaks,
passed the operation test

Process summary:

100-200 mesh high silica sand and HT furan resin are used, and the sand mold strength, gas emission, dimensional accuracy and surface quality all meet customer requirements.The surface roughness of the castings is lower than Ra12.5, the defects are well controlled, there are no pores and no cracks, and the outer circle incisions and burrs are effectively controlled.The finished product passed the operation test and passed the acceptance.Remarks: The reference wood mold cycle is 20 days.

Exhaust manifold of a military vehicle 3D Printing Sand Mold Casting

Completion:

Technical requirementsMaterialProduction cycleSand quality *850°C 
3min 70% specific 
surface area
Casting processDimensional accuracySurface qualityDefect control
ExpectedAluminum alloy(ZL101A)3-5 monthStrength >1.5MPa
Gas emission*<15.8ml/g Accuracy** ±0.5mm
Low pressure castingCT12Meet technical 
requirements
No fleshy, pores, cracks, 
slag, 
no surface defects
and imperfections
Actual1 monthStrength 2.5MPa
Gas emission* 10.5ml/g Accuracy **±0.3mm
Low pressure castingCT8Meet technical 
requirements
No fleshy, pores, cracks,
slag, no surface defects 
and imperfections

Process summary:

70-140 mesh silica sand is used, and the sand mold strength, gas emission, dimensional accuracy, and surface quality all meet customer requirements.The surface of the castings meets the technical requirements, X-ray flaw detection at key locations, and there are no casting defects. Remarks: The reference wood mold cycle is 5 months

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