Using of the Reverse Engineering Method for the Production of Prototype Molds by Patternless Process Technology

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 2

Publication authors


Patternless process ; Reverse engineering ; 3D scanning ; Molding compound ; Bronze casting

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


The present article deals with the possibility of using the reverse engineering method for the production of prototype molds by Patternless

process technology. Article describes method how to obtain virtual model by using a 3D scanner. Article also explains principle of the

Patternless process technology, which is based on the milling mold cavity using CNC machining equipment. The aim of the research is the

use of advanced technologies that speed up and facilitate the process of production prototype mold. The practical result of the presented

experiment is bronze casting, which serves as a foot rest bracket on historic bike.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences




Artykuły / Articles


ISSN 2299-2944