Hello! This is my first post here on ganoskin, I’ve read through posts for years, but have a recent situation that convinced me to join the community.
I work for a jewelry manufacturer and have recently decided to take on their castings at me home shop. I’ve purchased a vaccum, investment, neycraft oven and controller, and lastly I bought an old Kerr Centrifico from a jeweler friend. It looks to be in great shape, but after inspecting in closer detail, it looks like the max flask height I can fit is just shy of 2.5" - 3". This is not going to work… our normal flasks we use are 4 inches.
I looked around to see if I could possibly just get a longer arm, but haven’t been able to find anything. So far my only solution is to buy a whole new centrifugal arm. After buying all the other required equipment, I cant afford the $500+ for a new centrifuge. Over the years I’ve had to DIY and get really creative with my equipment to make things work. There has to be a way to extend the arm 1" without paying $500+
If anyone has ideas, I would love to hear them!