SoCastIt

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SoCastIt
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What:
Melting and casting all the things.
Participants:
Holly, David
Locations:
SMI


Contents

Aim:

  • Melting various metals such as x, y and z for pouring into moulds safely and reliably.
  • Put together a simple melting and casting kit that will be easy for members to use.

Pros

  • Opens opportunities for members to make: Jewellery... and stuff
  • Pairs well with 3d Printing (dies)

Cons

  • Cost
  • Space?
  • Safety issues

Requirements:

  • Temperature range?
  • Volume?
  • Safety measures?
  • Ease of use: pouring etc
  • Cheapness
  • Avoid gas and too much additional equipment if possible.

Ideas:

  • Blow torch?
  • Hot plate?
  • Induction?
  • Use reflow oven?
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