As you know, Rio Grande, has generously offered the Orchid community
a J2R Casting Machine. We will raffle it to Orchid members for $40
per ticket with a limit of 200 tickets to be sold in total.
The Raffle is organized by Sam Patania, Tucson. Raffle date will be June 30th, 2003.
Get a chance to win! Buy your Raffle Tickets Online:
Many, many thanks to Rio Grande for offering this excellent item and
for all of their interest in Orchid.
About The J2R Casting Machine
For a fraction of the cost of any comparable machine, the Neutec
J-2R IV gives you superior castings and greater production
capacity.This exceptional machine combines advanced technology with
practical design to give you the casting capability you need today
and well into the future.
The J-2R IV employs an oxygen-free atmosphere for the metal during
melting and pouring to help eliminate oxidation. The large-volume
graphite crucible also removes oxygen that may previously have been
dissolved in the metal. This means fewer defects and lower reject
Cast at the optimum temperature for any design without overheating
the metal. The J-2R IV measures the metal temperature in the center
of the metal pool, giving you accurate casting temperatures. The
crucible is a bottom-pour design, so there is very little drop in
metal temperature from crucible to flask.
After initial warm-up, the casting cycle time of the J-2R IV is a
fast 6 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the load. The
large-volume crucible holds 184cc of metal (902g 14KY or 722g SS).
Accommodates flask sizes from 2.5" to 4" in diameter and up to 9"
Simple to install and operate in only three square feet of bench
space, the J-2R IV requires only that you set the temperature
controller for the desired casting temperature, add the casting
grain to the crucible, insert the flask and (at set temperature)
push the casting lever.