[EMS Discuss] PROPOSAL - metalcasting facility
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 <
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> 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.
> On Sep 25, 2012, at 9:30 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> Wow, what great timing on this!
> 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>
>> Ellery and I were very interested in doing aluminum casting at the shop
>> so I am interested in this.
>> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Tom Conlin <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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?
>>> ... nice weather eh?
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