Metal Casting Sand
Let Pontotoc Sand & Stone handle your metal casting sand needs.
Silica sand for metal casting that is clean, ready for immediate use, and ideal for the energy and manufacturing industries.
Unlike many sand suppliers that deliver their products straight from the mine, polluted with contaminants, and forces you to take the time to flush them out, Pontotoc uses a detailed cleansing process that allows our sand to be available as soon as it arrives on your job site. Our facilities are designed for quick turnarounds; We complete the loading process in as little as seven minutes, and your driver doesn’t even need to leave his truck.
At Pontotoc, quality control is one of our highest priorities. Our sand is tested by our staff every hour during working hours so we can ensure that our products remain at the correct specifications.
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Sand metal casting is the technique through which sand is used as the molding property to produce metal castings. Sand is placed in a molding cavity while molten metal is used to fill in the empty space. When heated at a high temperature the metal begins to take shape while the sand holds its form. It’s clean, consistent, and reusable, which is why it’s a process that has been used for centuries. Pontotoc offers clean sand with high purity, which allows for a quick turnaround and immediate use for our partners.
There are many benefits to sand casting. It’s:
Once used, industrial sand can be reused to make new cores and molds.
From large screws to heavy machine parts, sand metal casting can be used to produce castings of virtually any size, weight and shape.
This isn’t like the sand you see on a beach that breaks apart easily in your hands, the industrial sand manufactured by Pontotoc resists heat and holds its shape throughout the sand metal casting process. The high melting point of our sand makes it ideal when molding metals such as nickel, titanium, and steel.
The low cost of small batch production makes sand metal casting perfect for single runs or unique castings.
Silica sand is one of the most common sands used in sand metal casting. Mined from the Permian layer, its abundance and high melting point makes silica sand perfect for use in sand metal casting. Pontotoc offers pure silica quartz sand that has the versatility for hundreds of commercial and industrial uses.
Contact Pontotoc today to start your order and find out how we can load your truck in as little as seven minutes
Silica sand is a multi-purpose sand that is utilized in a number of commercial and manufacturing industries. Some of those industries that require the use of silica sand include:
Silica sand is a key ingredient in the production of many types of standard and specialty glass. Silica sand is used in the production of glass for windows and cars. The glass used in food containers, drinking glasses and tableware are also formed using silica sand. When ground down, silica sand is used in the production of fibreglass insulation seen in airplanes. Scientific test tubes, fluorescent lamps and the monitors of your television are also made with silica sand.
Silica sand is a main component in a wide variety of construction products. Whole grain silica is used in the production of flooring compounds, specialty cements and asphalt mixtures. Ground silica sand is used as a functional extender to make sealants and caulks more durable and weather resistant.
Silica sand performs consistently under normal temperatures but is also able to withstand extreme conditions. These characteristics plus its ability to prevent the growth of mold makes silica sand ideal for the production of roofing shingles. Silica sand’s natural light color also reflects UV rays from the sun, which keeps your home or office cooler in the heat.
Contact Pontotoc Sand & Stone today to see how we can best handle your silica sand supply.
At Pontotoc, we take precautions to protect the surrounding environment. Our operations are aimed towards limiting any negative impact on the environment. Our efforts have conserved water, energy, and preserved local natural habitats.