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Casting In Cast Iron - Introduction (Course 6)

This course is an introduction to casting with cast iron.
Participants will make their own mould and casting of an ingot Mould to take home. This course is suitable for those new to casting.

Session 1          9.00am   to 12.30pm
Lunch               12.30 to 1.30
Session 3          1.30 to 3.30pm (approx)

The course will cover demonstrations of the following:

  • Types of Sand sand preparation and properties

  • Tools and equipment

  • Furnace manufacture, use and associated tools

  • Properties of molten metals

  • Safety equipment and safe working practices

  • Types of pattern

  • Ramming up the pattern in the flask cutting runner, riser and gates

  • Lighting and charging the furnace, fluxing and degassing

  • Procedures for pouring molten metal

  • Knocking out the Flask

  • Dressing the completed casting (Time permitting)

More advanced courses can be offered with split patterns involving cores and Heavy sands

We can tailor courses to suit your requirements. Call Art on 0151 425 2376  to discuss your needs. Casting in yellow brass, bronze and lead is also possible
Our courses are operational all year round

Handouts covering course content will be provided and students will also be able to purchase moulding items 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. Natural fabric is best.
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 achieving your goals

N.B. We will not be able to cast these components on the day.

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