Monthly Archives: July 2012

Research Paper

Below are the links to the research papers.  Email me summaries of at least four of them as well as posting a summary of your favorite in the comments (directions have changed).  I want to make sure every paper is … Continue reading

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ME 401 Summer Schedule UPDATED

Tentative Schedule: NOTE THIS MAY CHANGE!!! June 18 Mon. Lecture: Introduction to Metal Casting – Furnaces, Molds, Metal + Safety! 20 Wed. Lecture: Wax Working Techniques and Welding Process 21 Thurs. Annex: Cutting Torch 25 Mon. Annex: Cutting Torch 27 … Continue reading

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Papers/Presentations

I have moved around some of the deadlines and due dates.  Most importantly I am giving you a few more days to build your furnaces. 1.  The research paper is due tomorrow by midnight via email.  It should be 3 … Continue reading

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3dp related lectures

401 ME 3dp tech ME 401 Digital Sculpture

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Meet in classroom today

Meet in classroom today.

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Links for crucibles

You should buy a silicon carbide or at least a graphite crucible of at least a size number 3.  A bildge shape is usually easier to deal with. http://www.seattlepotterysupply.com/ http://www.unitedwesternsupply.net/foundry_equipment.nxg This is the company I usually use: http://www.mifco.com/MS/catalogmain.html RioGrande is … Continue reading

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A few links to help you get started.

http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com http://www.metalcastingzone.com http://www.artmetal.com http://www.industrycommunity.com/myforum/lee_seymour/ http://l.webring.com/t/Hobby-Foundry http://www.metalartistforum.com http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hobbicast/ http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=foundry http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query…sort=relevance

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Sand Casting UPDATED!!!

Below is the lecture on sand that we have covered so far.  One thing that I have noticed, that you all need to consider is in most cases with green sand the mold is poured with the pattern horizontal.  In … Continue reading

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A few ideas for research paper

Anything involving the history of casting – what type of molds, furnaces and metal alloys were used during a specific time?  What were the advantages and disadvantages of this process/material?  How can some of this knowledge be applied to modern … Continue reading

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Ceramic Shell Patterns

Original pattern should be group designed. Should have a function without it being obvious. Your team should submit 4 variations on this theme – with slight variation among two pairs and more extreme variation in the pair of pairs. This … Continue reading

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