which casting machine should I choose? indutherm, topcast, cimo,
neutec, cheng yi xin??
I’m very confused right now in choosing which casting machine to
buy. There’s no comparison anywhere on the web, only
specifications from each companies. To anyone who’s been using
casting machines, like indutherm, cimo, topcast, neutec, cheng yi
xin (from China) or other brand of casting machines, which I’ve not
heard of, give their opinions of the machines? Maybe some
advantages, and disadvantages?
I’m starting to produce my own jewelry, so the capacity of the
machine would be about 1-2 kg of liquid metal. I’m casting in yellow
gold mainly, but would like to cast in other non- precious metals as
well. The models that I’m casting would be thin, so the casting
machine needs to be fairly good at casting thin, detailed models of
jewelry. I’m also very interested in doing stone casting. I heard
that induction/ frequency machine like indutherm, topcast, and cheng
yi xin is better than cimo which doesn’t use induction, so I’m
leaning toward the induction system machine.
Which machine is the best bang for the buck? My budget is about US
$20,000 for the casting machine, but of course I’d prefer to spend
less ;-). As of now, the machines that I’m closely looking at are,
indutherm vc 200/300, cimo k2cast/ mix cast, and the most cost-
effective Cheng Yi Xin from China. Has anyone ever used this Cheng Yi
Xin casting machine, or maybe other casting machines from China? I’m
worried about machines from China in general, but I’m sure there’s
quality machines being made in china.
Need help ASAP, since deadline is getting closer.