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#1 Aaronw

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 07:31 AM

Just looking to see if anybody here has experience casting white metal parts, the kind you often find included with resin kits.

If there is I am curious about how its done, similarities / differences from resin and how much new stuff I'd have to get to start doing it.

It seems like white metal is better suited to long thin parts, so I'm wondering if it is a realistic option for some parts I'd like to do.

Any advice, links to tutorials, suppliers etc welcome.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:46 AM

Ahem! Well, having founded and owned R & D Unique for 25 years, I think I can speak with some authority on this subject.

To get set up to do white metal from scratch would run you something in the neighborhood of 15 grand if all gear was new; a good deal less if used. Honestly, you would be far better off going to an established white metal company (like my old one of course) and get a quote for the parts.

You can contact Tony Willing at www.RnDUnique.com.

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Dave VanderWal

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:04 AM

Aaron,

As Dave said, the intial set-up for a good quality metal casting business could easily cost you $15K or more. However, here is a link to a site that you might want to look over to get a better idea of that cost and what is involved. http://www.tekcast.com/index.php. Good luck.

Chris.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:47 PM

Thanks, I had no idea. Guess I'll be sticking with resin, but the links are interesting.