Re: Investment casting

From: John Cline (
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 08:27:53 EEST

You may also want to try local art schools or artists who do or teach making
of bronze statues. They've go the tools and the knowhow to do limited
quantities. And the price'll probably be right!


>From: Bathsheba Grossman <>
>To: Ola Harrysson <>
>CC: PRML <>
>Subject: Re: Investment casting
>Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 12:25:57 -0700 (PDT)
>On Fri, 11 May 2001, Ola Harrysson wrote:
> > I would like to know what type of equipment is needed to do investment
> > casting from RP-patterns in a university laboratory setting. I have
> > to a furnace suitable for investment casting and I have access to
> > RP-patterns but what else do I need?
>I'd say, you need access to an experienced foundryman. Casting is
>hard to learn out of a cookbook, and what you need depends on what
>exactly you want to do. What metals do you want to cast? How big? I
>mean, in principle you can start out with a sack of investment and a
>small burnout kiln, only a few hundred bucks.
> > How much does the equipment cost and how much is it for the
> > material? I hope someone has an answer for these questions.
>Materials are cheap compared to equipment, and equipment is cheap
>compared to labor and expertise.
>Bathsheba Grossman (831) 429-8224
>Creative prototyping
>Bronze sculpture
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