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UK supplier sought


#1

Can anybody suggest a UK supplier for casting equipment? I am
thinking of a broken arm caster, vacuum table, wax injector, flasks
etc. - just a starting kit capable of dealing with one off pieces in
Au and Ag or small tree sprued flasks.

Recommendations on particular brands also welcome.

Andy Parker, Agate House Lapidary
Ulverston, Cumbria, England
@Andy_Parker
www.agatehouse.co.uk


#2

Hi Andy, I highly reccomend Philip J. Dix & Co., 6 Aston Quay,
Dublin, Ireland. They are very helpful and are well used to dealing
with export orders, they show at the Spring Fair at the NEC every
year. You could get very good terms as Sterling is strong against the
Irish Pound and it would all be less the vat if your registered.

Neil KilBane


#3
Can anybody suggest a UK supplier for casting equipment? I am
thinking of a broken arm caster, vacuum table, wax injector,
flasks etc. - just a starting kit capable of dealing with one off
pieces in Au and Ag or small tree sprued flasks. 

Hi Andy My name is Mike Wigmore and I live in
Haltwhistle,Northumberland.

I have casting equipment set up here that I bought from Hoben
international of Newcastle under Lyme some 20 years ago
(http://www.hoben.co.uk/) and have just updated

Checking through various catalogues H S Walsh of Beckenham, Kent
(0181 7787061) seem to carry a good range of basic equipment

Another alternative may be to contact the technical services
departement at Goldsmiths’ Hall , London who may know of other
suppliers.

You can email me direct at @michael_wigmore if you need any
further help

Mike


#4

Thanks Mike

I have a Hoben list and rememberd it as mainly investment etc. The
Walsh catalogue is a real ‘I want book’ and I now have a shopping
list and idea of prices. Do you vacuum cast, centrifuge or what? and
more to the point why? I keep seeing conflicting opinions.

Cheers
Andy Parker, Agate House Lapidary
Ulverston, Cumbria, England
@Andy_Parker
www.agatehouse.co.uk


#5
I have a Hoben list and rememberd it as mainly investment etc. The
Walsh catalogue is a real 'I want book' and I now have a shopping
list and idea of prices. Do you vacuum cast, centrifuge or what?
and more to the point why? I keep seeing conflicting opinions. 

Hi Andy I have the Hoben motorised centrifuge which will cope with up
to a kilo of silver in one throw - I’ve always used the same type of
machine firstly at Sir John Cass School of art (now part of the
guildhall university) and then for a time working in Hatton Garden.

I’ve had very little to do with vacuum casting - the vacuum
equipment I have used was for casting larger items, although I do
recall that Hoben internatioal used to have a small vacuum casting
head that used the vacuum degassing tank as the resevoir.

In your origional post you said you wanted a setup for dealing with
one off pieces - what sort of things have you in mind? Casting is
basically a mass production technique…

Mike-