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Silica sand

In 3D printing, quartz sand allows for economical production. This material combines high thermal resistance with high strength.

Properties

Material features

  • Density [g/cm3] 2.65

Applications

  • Toolmaking
  • Illustrative models
  • Mould making, e.g. injection moulds for metals etc. (picture 1)
  • Design and decoration (picture 2)

Advantages

  • Economic production
  • High thermal resistance  
  • High strength
  • Optimally suited for sand casting

Quartz sand is a raw material that is available in almost unlimited quantities worldwide. In 3D printing, quartz sand allows for economical production. This material combines high thermal resistance with high strength. Quartz sand is particularly suitable for sand casting.