The Milwaukee Makerspace Casting area, at our Norwich location, is set up to cast non-ferrous metals such as Aluminum and Bronze for small-scale projects. Iron Casting has a limit of #100 and limited scheduling for when iron will be cast.
Training is required for safe operation and use of the equipment.
Bret Daniel - Area Champion
David M. Arnold - Co-Champion
To be trained on furnace operation or to learn how to make a mold for casting, stop by the Norwich site on Wednesday nights from 5-7PM to learn more. Updates and changes will be posted to the members-only google group.
Note: For post-casting Aluminum metal work, please provide your own consumables (Sanding Disks, grinding wheels, etc.) or consult with the metal shop champion for direction.
* Casting Ingots - Casting Ingots for Maker Faire 2016
* Mixing resing sand
Some additional resources to learn about the process
*Hot Metal: A Complete Guide to the Metal Casting of Sculpture Chuck Kraus's Foundry Manual: foundry_handbook_final-chuck_s_manual.restored.opt.pdf