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Vacuum casting machines


#1

I am interested in buying a vacuum casting machine. The choices have
confused the heck out of me. I would like to be able to cast
perforated flasks but I’m not sure if I really need that high-tech of
a machine.

Can the list make any recommendations?

Thanks!
Catherine in rainy Albion, CA


#2

Catherine, we use a MEMCO Electro-Vac daily and have had great
results over the past 5 years. We cast primarily 14K & 18K gold and
some sterling. We looked for a while and found this to be the the
best value.

Jack Van Dell
CAD-CAM Educators, Inc.


#3

There is a combination Vacuum casting and investment table top
machine available . It can handle 4" perforated flasks. This will
cost you $ 869.00 it weighs around 69lbs and comes in a box that can
be shipped to you. It is made in USA.

You should be able to use this for all your needs. You can buy this
at 46 jewelry supply the address is 46 west 46 St, New York, NY
10036. If you need any more call 1-800-221-4812 and ask
for Kenny

wish you the best from new york


#4
    I am interested in buying a vacuum casting machine.  The
choices have confused the heck out of me.  I would like to be able
to cast perforated flasks but I'm not sure if I really need that
high-tech of a machine. 

If you are doing small flask, smaller than say 2Dx3h, you don’t need
a perforated flask. My machine has just a flat table with a 1/4" hole
in the center for the vacuum, and a silicon rubber gasket. I have
cast flask up to 4’d with this. The one thing I do to prepare the
flask for the casting table is to carve a concave surface in the
investment and then carve a couple troughs that cross in the center.
That way, I get a “Pull” on the full surface of the flask, not just
where the vacuum hole happens to align with it. I mostly cast 14K
with only on or two pieces, and have had very good luck with this
setup. I think that doing large trees though that the perforated
flask is the way to go.

Don


#5

If you are planning on buying a vacuum casting machine, the less
expensive $800 approx. machines available from most suppliers will do
just fine. Perforated flask is not at all neccessary for any type of
castings asYou can see by visiting the "work shop " on the first page
of my website. Perforated flasks are much more expensive than
standard flasks . When you use the vacuum enhancers that are shown on
our website with standard flasks, you will get even better castings
and be able to put more flasks in your oven than is possible with
perforated. Spend your money on a good oven with accurate digital
temperature controls and a good oxy-propane torch. Check out the
casting section of my old workshop at
http://www.racecarjewelry.com/page03.html We do a lot casting in gold,
silver, brass/ bronze and pewter for people in the trade Daniel Grandi
RaceCar Jewelry Co. Inc. tel: 401-461-7803