This course is suitable for those who have completed course 1 or have previous experience of casting. This course builds on the knowledge and experience learnt on Course 1. 12.30 to 1.30. 1.30 to 4.00pm (ish). (For Sessions 1 & 2) The course will cover demonstrations of the following allowing students to then use the techniques to make their own castings: Participants will prepare and cast 2, two part split moulds with silica cores using greensand as a base.
Furnace manufacture, use and associated tools. Safety equipment and safe working practices. Core box design and making. Principles of 2 part moulds.Core boxes 1 part, split and loose shim. Core sand mix proportions, preparation and storage. Silica sand Sodium silicate C0. Use of mould coat blacking. Ramming up the pattern in the flask. Cutting runner, riser and gates. Inserting cores and closing the flasks. Lighting and charging the furnace, fluxing and degassing. Procedures for pouring molten metal. Items with a 10%25 discount from our foundry store. If you require any products please let us know in advance so that we can ensure that they are ready for collection. Tea /Coffee and a light lunch will be provided. (Please notify us of any special dietary requirements). Clothing / Footwear You will need to be appropriately dressed for a workshop environment.
You should wear tough leather shoes or boots preferably with steel toe caps. Feel free to bring note book, pencil, camera if you wish to document the day's activities.
A memory stick is useful to make copies of some larger documents. Your hobbies We understand you are interested in further developing your casting skills so it may be useful to bring along drawings, photographs and or parts so that we can look at and discuss possible ways of pattern making and or casting from original parts. We will not be able to cast these components on the day. This item is in the category "Crafts\More Crafts\Metalworking/ Metal Crafts".The seller is "artisanfoundry" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.