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Memco Electro-vac casting machine


#1

Has anyone had experience with the Memco Electro-vac casting
machine? I am considering purchasing it and would like some
feedback from those who have used it.

Thanks,
Jeff Raymond

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#2
   Has anyone had experience with the Memco Electro-vac
casting machine?  I am considering purchasing it and would like
some feedback from those who have used it. 

Call Linus Drogs at AU enterprises, a trade caster in the
Detroit suburb of Southfield. (810) 559-2278. When I first
worked there he’d bought one, with which he fought for years
before selling it cheap to some poor sap who thought he could get
better results than we did. Now, that one was one of the first,
so maybe they’ve improved it. But we sorta felt that one was a
pretty costly door stop, and useless as a good casting machine.
Temperature control of the melt was crappy, the crucibles didn’t
last as long as they should have, and contaminated the metal to
boot. Long list of problems the company couldn’t or wouldn’t
solve. When he sold it and bought an I-Vac machine instead
(bigger, better, more money, and induction melt), the casting
quality shot way up. Now, the I-vac is a better machine, for
more money. But in comparison, the memco really didn’t meet it’s
expectations and advertising at all. Like I say, maybe they’ve
improved since. That was several years ago. But before you buy
the memco, call Linus and get his take on the machine… (Tell
him I said hello :slight_smile: )

Peter Rowe