Molding machine with the pattern plate being designed as a matchplate, i.e. drag and cope box are produced in one machine unit.
For mold production, the drag box is formed at first and swiveled by 180° together with the pattern plate. Then it is lowered to a movable table, and the cope box is formed on the turned pattern plate. This kind of production does not require much space since only one molding machine is required for the complete mold production.