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Aluminium Casting Services? [message #18531] Wed, 29 September 2010 02:10 UTC Go to next message
avatar TimberWolf  is currently offline TimberWolf
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Hello...
I was wondering if there are any places that do one-off casts of aluminium (or any light metal)?

What I want to do is to get my part printed in Detail, and get it sent off to be cast in Aluminium. Are there any companies that do such a thing?

I'm in the USA now.

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Re: Aluminium Casting Services? [message #18628 is a reply to message #18531 ] Sat, 02 October 2010 03:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar TimberWolf  is currently offline TimberWolf
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Anyone?
Re: Aluminium Casting Services? [message #18632 is a reply to message #18628 ] Sat, 02 October 2010 09:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Google worked... try 'usa aluminum casting services' (note the US spelling of aluminium)

But if you're willing to give it a try, you can cast it yourself with an alloy call 'True Metal' (a tin/bismuth mix that melts at around 135 celcius), below is an example of a little robot figure I made a few years ago, the mould for the metal was several layers of liquid latex painted onto a hand carved wax model.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/fallout-3/images/protectron.jpg
Re: Aluminium Casting Services? [message #18644 is a reply to message #18632 ] Sat, 02 October 2010 20:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://www.precisionmetalsmiths.com/capabili.htm
Ahh this seems just like what i need. Not sure about the costs though.

Cheers =)
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Re: Aluminium Casting Services? [message #18679 is a reply to message #18644 ] Mon, 04 October 2010 11:43 UTC Go to previous message
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I was at a plastics fair last week, just around the corner of the current SW HQ. One vendor showed a Metalised 3D printed piece of UK based 3DDC. Feels and looks amazing! Just send them your .stl and they give you a quote. You can also send them your 3D print for just the metalise process.

Or ask Amsterdam based FoC what they did with the L'Oreal packaging.

cheers, Ivo

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