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For anyone using plaster of paris molds, I've found that adding glass fibers to the mix greatly reduces the risk of cracking during the burnout process. In this video I added roughly 2% by volume.

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Here's some of what I've figured out about lost PLA casting so far, for anyone who's trying it. Right now my biggest problem is cracks forming in the mold during the burnout, if anyone knows a solution to this I'd appreciate the help. Using 50/50 mix of sand and plaster of paris btw.
#AluminumCasting   #LostPLA  

Has anyone home brewed an alloy that uses a high percentage of aluminum, and no copper, that would be strong enough to make a belt buckle?

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Hi. Check out my blog: tjarvais.blogspot.com. I am looking to connect with others and exchange information. My blog is where you can see successes and failures as they happen and maybe you can learn what not to do from me!

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Quality Of Prosthetic Parts Really Matters For Consumers

Prosthetic parts and options are provided by the Steel Castings Suppliers And Manufacturers to the clients and if manufacturers or dealers do not pay attention to their clients and also supply the parts of low quality then there are strict rules which they have to follow

#ProstheticParts

anyone experiment on creating new alloys and mixing known ones

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The one on the left was cast using a rubber ice cube mold and weighs a 1/2lb. The one on the right is a lost foam casting and checks in at just over 3lbs
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Has anyone ever tried to make a bronze hunting knife? Been thinking about trying it, simply due to the fact that it would be one of a kind.

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