[EMS Discuss] PROPOSAL - metalcasting facility

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Sep 25 14:34:06 PDT 2012


Well I'm definitely interested in doing this.  It sounds super cool and I
want to help!

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Kassandra Kaplan <
EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> That exactly how it's done. Print, attach vents and pour holes( if not
> modeled ), slurry, pack in sand, melt/burn out the pla, melt/pour aluminum,
> and break out of the mold.
>
> Would love to try it sometime.  Some people in Corvallis trying to do the
> same thing.  They just got a solidoodle to help them to that end.
>
> どうぞおげんきで
> Kassie
>
> On Sep 25, 2012, at 9:30 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
>
> 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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