March 24, 2011
, here is one i did at sloss furnaces in birmingham, al for the 2009 cast iron conference.
ya we do it a lot.we make resin bonded sand molds of objects, and art forms.break up old cast iron and coke,a form of coal, weigh it out to a charge size.fire up the coupola furnace,ran on coke and forced air, pre light by propane and flame thrower.once its hot enough we go on blast,the forced air,then begin to charge the furnace with coke and iron. it melts and collects in the well. once we have the amount of metal needed we tap it out to ladles to pour in the molds. the metal is about 2800 deg. at that point.its crazy stuff.cast iron is a huge underground movement in art across the world.thanks for showing interest.
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