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Ti-Research's Cast vs. Vaccum casting


#1

I’m seeking any advice from those of you that have used/currently
use both vaccum and the CAST casting machine by Ti-Research. If you
have any info on performance comparisons etc I greatly appreciate it.
As a note I’m familiar with the processes of traditional centrifugal
casting and vaccum casting and am seeking their contrast to CAST’s
performance, which I have not used.

Thanks in advance,
Eric


#2

H Eric,

I myself have used a vacuum casting machine, but now use the Neycraft
centrifigual caster. I researched the Ti-Cast, it seemed as though
it’d be great in a small shop like mine. The concept is great, and
the machine itself is amazing. My conclusion in the Ti was that it
worked well for most items, but not well for large items such as belt
buckles and the such. Also, the investment suggested is not only
extremely expensive, but after you quench your flask, you then have
to break the investment apart with a chisel and hammer.

I live in a higher elevation area, approx. 5300 ft., and find that a
centrifigual casting machine seems to do alot better than a vacuum
machine. I’ve heard others say that they don’t have that problem, but
some do. Regardless, I never have any problems with a centrifigual
caster, and the small Neycraft one is so small and portable, that you
can have it on a hanging hook on your wall, and pull it down and
secure it to a bench with c-clamps and your ready to cast. It’s
perfect for my shop.

Hope this helps out, Tom


#3
I'm seeking any advice from those of you that have used/currently
use both vaccum and the CAST casting machine by Ti-Research. If
you have any info on performance comparisons etc I greatly
appreciate it. As a note I'm familiar with the processes of
traditional centrifugal casting and vaccum casting and am seeking
their contrast to CAST's performance, which I have not used. 

I have both vacuum assist and the Ti-Research Cast machine. I love
the Ti-research machine. it is an efficient, compact well designed
tool. Its only real drawback is the limited size of castings it
produces. Things like belt buckles are not its forte. I have used it
with satin cast and the high temperature investment that comes with
the machine both work fine in it. I feel you still need a vacuum de-
gas when mixing investment so I still would have a vacuum pump and
bell jar but I have not done any casting with my vacuum system since
I bought the Ti-Research machine.

Jim
James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts