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Announcements

A majority of your patterns are printed or printed.  We did have a failure in printing a couple of layers of a few files that I will have to reprint (a couple of the cube shaped things mostly).  Please check … 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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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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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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Traditional lost wax clay molds and crucible pour

The images that follow describe the process that has been used for over 3000 years to create lost wax castings.  The furnace is a contemporary design propane fired gas furnace.  

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tomorrow and pour

If you can, please meet at 9am in the morning.  Those that come early will have their mold poured first and get first priority on being on the team.

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We need Charcoal lighter fluid for tomorrow

If anyone has some or can pick some up before class, please let me know (email/text).  Thank you! UPDATE: Volunteer found!  Thank you!

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Reminder for Monday

1.  Bring finished wax pattern with the gates and vents attached. 2.  Bring a container of dryer lint – at least at 2 pint sized. 3.  Wear clothing you do not care about or bring an apron.  The red clay … Continue reading

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Group Assignments

I have divided you into work groups. In the choices, I have taken into account your schedules, interests and tried to create groups that have a balance of skills (tools, welding and computer). If you made a request for specific … Continue reading

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