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.
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 google group and on the Google calendar.
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.
See rates for materials for purchase
* Casting Ingots - Casting Ingots for Maker Faire 2016
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