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Effects and Applications

Reduced lead times

TCaST molds are printed directly from 3D data, without need for wooden patterns. This allows you to complete casting within two days, at the earliest, of the start of mold printing.

Reduced lead times

Rapid fabrication of complex shape molds

The smallest number of divisions will be enough for TCaST even for complex shapes which would otherwise require finely divided parts for a conventional wooden pattern. There is also no need of pattern drafts.

  • Gear molds
  • Manifold molds
  • Closed impeller molds
  • Open impeller molds
  • Kitchenware molds
  • 5-blade impeller molds
  • 3-blade impeller molds

Rapid response to design changes

When minor change is made to the shape, it takes time and effort to modify a wooden pattern. With TCaST, you only have to modify the data.Change of the ingate shape, addition of gas vents or any other plan changes can be readily incorporated in the molds.

  • 3D data of gears
  • 3D data of closed impellers

No storage of molds needed any longer

Data of molds are stored in electronic forms, which means no need to save space for storing molds.
There is no longer storage, maintenance or asset management for molds.




  • Open impeller molds
  • Open impeller castings

Impellers, which typically require numerous fine divisions for a wooden pattern, can be modeled with the smallest number of mold parts.
This shortens the lead time for casting a complex design.

  • Closed impeller molds
  • Closed impeller castings

You can easily make molds and cores with gas vents, which gives you castings with no gas defects.


  • Gear molds
  • Gears castings

Castings can have high precision as shown in the picture, without fine processing which is normally required for these products.


  • Kitchenware molds
  • Kitchenware castings

You can readily check shapes and functionality of the product at the stage of prototyping before mass production.
There is no need to prepare a wooden pattern for each prototype of different shape.


  • Nameplate molds
  • Nameplate castings

The nameplate was from a locomotive which was built more than 100 years ago. Since no drawings were left, we prepared 3D data by 3D scanning and printed the TCaST mold for casting the replica.


Architectural models

  • Architectural models

TCaST has many other applications than molds.
The architectural model is a printout created based on 3D data taken with drones.