Danko Arlington invests in 3-D sand printing

Danko Arlington (Baltimore) recently installed its first 3-D sand printer, a Voxeljet VX1000-PDB which uses phenolic direct binding.

The company, which was named Modern Casting magazine’s Metalcaster of the Year in 2017, has renovated and dedicated approximately 5,000 sq. ft of its original pattern shop (first constructed in 1945) to house the new equipment. According to a news release, the new additive manufacturing center also will house Danko Arlington’s two Stratasys Fortus 900mc 3-D printers which have been producing polycarbonate patterns and core boxes since 2010.

“This next-generation AM center will be the first of its kind in the foundry industry—allowing customers, engineers, artists, and students to access this incredible next-generation technology in Northwest Baltimore City,” the company said in a news release.

Per the release, the company “looks forward” to inviting commercial and military customers, founders, manufacturers, educators, and local legislators to formally view its new additive manufacturing center in the spring of 2018.