Home Metal Casting

Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:50 pm

Has anyone tried metal casting. Would be interested in seeing your set up if you have pictures.

Re: Home Metal Casting

Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:58 am

I cast bullets from wheel weights and lead.

Re: Home Metal Casting

Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:45 pm

On Youtube.com there are videos about casting parts for scale model hit and miss engines. just wonder what experience anyone has had.

Re: Home Metal Casting

Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:24 pm

I see plenty at work. I work at a ductile iron foundry. we make safety/suspension parts for ford ,chevy ,bmw, vw.
what type of part did you have in mind on trying to cast?

Re: Home Metal Casting

Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:54 pm

Inside front wheel weights?

Re: Home Metal Casting

Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:01 pm

My understanding is that you will have to make your own pattern a bit over size for there is about 8% shrinkage as the casting solidify s and cools. This means that to get the same weight you can't use an original. This shrinkage will probably affect the mounting hole spacing too. If doing it for yourself a little trial and error will get er done.

Re: Home Metal Casting

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:22 am

We need an original to make a pattern from and go from there. A Clay mold of the original to make a new oversize pattern with a pantograph like they do with coins?