Effort Foundry has a rapid prototyping process that allows projects to move from “model to metal” in as little as two weeks.

The process begins with a computer-generated solid model, after which the necessary foundry engineering (gating and risering) is added to the model. The model is then sent to a third party who develops a deposited sand mold and core that  are returned to Effort Foundry for preparing mold / core to cast.

In addition to reducing the lead-time from 8 – 10 weeks to just 2 – 3 weeks, rapid prototyping also eliminates all pattern costs.

“This capability is a tremendous step forward,” said President Bill Easterly. “Being able to substantially cut lead-times and costs while maintaining the level of quality we demand, brings real benefits to our customers.”