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Home Made Foundry, Home Metal Casting, Home Foundry Information

13th June 2008
The Do It Yourself movement is certainly not a new one. The term, DIY was popularized in the 1950s but the concept has been around for ages. The concept behind DIY is undertaking a variety of projects either home improvement, restoration, or arts and craf... Read >

Home Metal Casting, Home Foundry, and Backyard Foundry

13th June 2008
The most noticeable item in any backyard foundry is the furnace. This is no surprise really, because without the furnace the entire metal casting operation would be nonexistent. The furnace can take really any size and form depending upon the need and bud... Read >

Foundry Supply Hobby Info, Foundry Supplies, and Casting Supply Info

11th June 2008
Metal casting supplies can run the gamut of cheap to expensive. Home foundries tend to use supplies that are not too costly or that can be found close at hand. After all, home metal casting is usually a hobby and many get into this hobby since they need a... Read >

Casting Molds and Types of Casting Molds

11th May 2008
Casting is basically the manufacturing process through which a liquid material is emptied into a mold that includes a hollow opening of the desired art or shape and is then allowed to harden. This hardened casting is then removed and broken out in order t... Read >

Casting Sand, Green Sand, and Metal Casting Information

08th May 2008
Green Sand: Green sand is also called as foundry sand or molding sand. This is utilized for sand casting. When this sand is oiled or moistened, it has a tendency to pack well and retain the shape. Green sand is a mix of pulverized coal, water, bentonite c... Read >

Metal Casting Crucibles

08th May 2008
A pot in which metal is held, while melting in a furnace is called as a "Crucible." It is made of silicon carbide and clay graphite. Shapes of crucibles: A bilge shaped crucible has the shape of a barrel. The part of the crucible in the middle region i... Read >

Brass Casting Information

07th May 2008
Brass casting, as the name suggests, involves the use of brass as the molten metal. Brass casting can be carried out by the way of sand casting only. Sand casting can be defined as a 'cast part' produced by formation of a mold from a mixture of sand and p... Read >

Lost Foam Casting Process

07th May 2008
Lost Foam Costing is a sub type of Investment Casting. This type of casting method uses foam pattern as the investment. This method benefits from the advantages of the foam properties helpful to make simple and cheap castings. These types of simple castin... Read >

Lost Wax Casting Process

06th May 2008
Lost Wax Casting is known as Cire Perdue in French. It is a process in which an artist's sculpture is used to cast bronze. The Lost Wax Casting method is also known as Investment Casting in the modern industrial world. This is a very ancient method used f... Read >

DIY Casting Furnaces and Metal Casting Furnace DIY Described

01st May 2008
DIY casting furnaces are nothing but Do It Yourself casting furnaces. One can make variety of furnaces. The procedure of some of them can be described as follows: DIY Induction Furnace: Theoretically, only three things are required for implementing ind... Read >