For a design for a safety enclosure for the caster, look for a metal
spare tire cover for a old conversion van . That is what is what I
have chosen to use on my Vertical platinum casting machine.
Look at one of the catalogs from Rio Grande, Swest, Stuller, ...
There are illustrations of vertical casting machines in all of them
. It looks like they are all made by the same manufacturer. I have an
older machine which I need to get running . It is hot and the garage
is not air-conditioned. It is summer in Dallas. I hope to have it
running by the time it cools off.
My machine came used, moderately priced, and without papers.As I get
any more I will share it. The coil springs inside ( 4 in
my machine ) have been replaced and up graded to a degree.This should
increase the acceleration and the ability to throw a flask with a
higher G load .
The machine I have was fitted with a flat end which will hold the
flask and allow a vacuum to be drawn from a vacuum casting machine.
The vacuum hose leads from the bottom to a universal swiveling pipe
joint which can then be attached, via a hose, to a vacuum pump.
I need to know more about these machines. I need to know if the
vacuum attachment is a useable idea. I also need to know more about
the idiosyncrasy of these machines and how to get the most out of
ROBB - Retired Old Baby Boomer