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Help with bronze casting
ksquare - Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 12:35pmCasting lost wax casting
Hello everyone. A few years ago I built a small furnace and played with the metal casting process. I tried both aluminum and bronze. I have not work with any of it in a while. I now have some peaces that I have sculpted and want to make some bronze casting. There is so much information out about the process its easy to get confused. I will be making rubber molds of my work and casting wax into them. I will then attach the proper runner bars, gating, and pouring sprue.
I have worked in a cast iron foundry for about 15 years now. I have built most of my equipment and work with a lot of knowledgeable people in the sand casting process.
Im only interested in casting bronze at this point. I know that I will have to continue experimenting to find the process that works best for me. However I would like some advise about some of the specifics, mainly what material to use as an investment, and there cure and burn out times.
I put a lot of hours in at work so its will be hard for me to do burnouts that last for multiple days. I would appreciate any advice. Also, so any of you know of any good books on the bronze casting process?