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Found 2 results

  1. firstly - before i begin - i should make clear i have no experience in metal casting. i used to be a welder about 20 years ago - but that's about it. no foundry experience. so - i have a design that needs casting. i have been told that my design cannot be sand casted and that it was recommended that i consider lost-wax casting instead. there are a couple issues with this. i live in iceland - there are only 2 foundries - and both only offer sand-casting. so i am having to now out-source elsewhere. i am looking at either a US manufacturer or the EU. i am needing to know & understand what casting options work best for me and my design. the design will eventually be sold in the icelandic marketplace - a country of about 360 thousand. for the year 2021 - i am hoping for 1st round to produce somewhere between 1000 to maybe 3500, 5000. and it 2021 proves to be successful - i will amp up much higher numbers for 2022. i was told even with lost wax casting - machining will be needed. please review the attached images regarding part of the design - small radius(s). sooooo - i need to source a manufacture first . - then i need an approximate quote (including machining, if needed) for either 1000, 3500 or 5000. can you help me? jón
  2. I'm interested in getting started in casting, and I intend to do primarily investment / lost wax casting, for things like blade fittings/pommels, scabbard fittings, buckles, and really anything else I feel like casting. Online sources are good, but what I'm looking for are recommendations on books for learning what I need to know to get started in lost wax casting. I intend to build a waste oil furnace like this one: http://www.artfulbodgermetalcasting.com/2.html for melting the metal. Dan Manders recommended a book for lost wax, but it seems to be a little hard to find. I also found this one on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Casting-Reference-Revised-Edition/dp/096159845X/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1 Does anyone know if it's any good? I also realize I need a kiln if I'm going to do lost wax, so I did a search on the local craigslist, and here is what I found: http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/art/2915998885.html Is this a good deal for this type of kiln? I figure if I do get it, I should be able to use it for heat treating as well.
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