Intake Manifold

The form design is equivalent to a later series solution: all cores and molds are conventionally produced in the same way. The sand process is used to save time and costs compared to expensive tools.

Purpose: Prototype of a racing intake manifold

Challenge: Many undercuts and cores, complex design

Solution: Splitting of the mold into four parts without any consideration of undercuts and distortions.

 Technical data

SAND MOLDCASTING 
Total size 854 x 606 x 212 mm Total size 854 x 606 x 212 mm
Weight 208 kgWeight 408 kg
Individual pieces4Material Aluminum
Material SandLead time 3 weeks
Layer thickness  0.3 mm
Lead time 5 days
Build time 15 hours