[EMS Discuss] PROPOSAL - metalcasting facility

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Sep 25 09:30:59 PDT 2012


Wow, what great timing on this!

http://hackaday.com/2012/09/25/turning-3d-prints-into-aluminum-castings/

This person did exatcly what Ben was just describing it seems.

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM, Ben Hallert - Vipmail <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> I'm interested in this.  I worked at a metal foundry when I was a kid, it
> was a lot of fun.  Kass and I talked about this a while ago, she mentioned
> that lost-PLA is a way to use a 3d printer to produce a source object (then
> presumably dipped in slurry and heated until the PLA is gone before metal
> is poured into hollow mold).
>
> - Ben
>
> On Sep 24, 2012, at 2:42 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
>
> Ellery and I were very interested in doing aluminum casting at the shop so
> I am interested in this.
>
> Rick
>
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Tom Conlin <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>
>> yes,
>>
>> lower temp stuff i.e.  aluminum lead zinc (maybe brass)
>> at any rate implies ventilation or hauling it all outside.
>>
>>
>> here is a link to the Gears show in Portland this weekend
>> http://www.oregongears.org/
>> they usually a great Aluminum casting demo out back
>> and Gary Martin is there with his cast iron castings
>>
>>
>>
>> On 09/24/2012 01:39 PM, Bob Miller wrote:
>>
>>> I propose that we discuss dedicating a portion of the shop
>>> for a metalcasting area.  Anyone want to second that?
>>>
>>>
>>>
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