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Casting aluminium & Rapid prototyping


#1

Hi gang, I’m in the trade but have a special project that’s a
little tricky. I have to find out if aluminum can be cast via the
vaccum lost wax method (the same as gold). Using the casting
machine with perforated flasks and a pump. I know that since its
non ferrous it should work because I’ve done sand casting
w/aluminum, the gravity along with the permability of the sand
and a few air vents made the procedure effortless. I was hoping
if anyone knows if I could get away with using the same equipment
including investment? Related to this project I am involved with
setting up a Casting studio for The Computer Integrated Design &
Manufacturing Dept. at Kean University. We make 3d designs w/3d
printer and then cast out the parts, so far only in sterling. My
supervisor wants me to find out the best way for casting so I
priced out the vaccum casting equip and so far the money is not a
problem but if anyone has any comments I’d love to hear the
input.

Rael


#2
  Related to this project I am involved with setting up a
Casting studio for The Computer Integrated Design &
Manufacturing Dept. at Kean University. We make 3d designs
w/3d printer and then cast out the parts 

It occurs to me to note that at least one rapid prototyping firm
has set up their equipment so the computer is not generating the
actual models, but is using a steriolighography setup of some
kind to cure ceramic shell material. Their STL output is the
actual ceramic shell casting mold used for casting. I think that
they are doing aluminum in it… Don’t know more, but there’s a
start. Go searching the web… I know it’s out there
somewhere…

Peter Rowe]


#3

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#4

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well as the support provided.

Jon H.


#5

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