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How to make a casting mold for metal a quality investment casting,at least 6 application

Making a casting mold for metal involves several steps and requires specific materials and tools.

Here are the general steps to make a casting mold for metal:

  1. Get a 2-piece mold frame made of wood, iron, or a similarly solid material.
  2. Create a sprue hole using a dowel rod next to your casting object. Rub the dowel rod into the sand until you create an approximately 0.5 in (1.3 cm) wide hole that runs from one end of the mold to the other. You’ll use this hole to pour liquid metal into the cast.
  3. Pack the mold frame with molding sand, making sure to pack it tightly around the object you want to cast.
  4. Remove the object from the sand, leaving a cavity in the shape of the object.
  5. Pour molten metal into the sprue hole, filling the cavity.
  6. Let the metal cool for at least 20 minutes       

The specific materials and tools required to make a casting mold for metal may vary depending on the type of metal and the complexity of the object being cast. For example, plaster and clay are commonly used as casting mold media for high-temperature metals. However, for low-temperature metals like lead, tin, and zinc, aluminum molds can be used.

It is also possible to make a reusable mold for metal casting by paying a foundry/machine shop to cast and machine a steel or cast iron mold to the correct dimensions. Alternatively, graphite molds or high-temperature silicone mixes can be used to pour your own molds.

Overall, making a casting mold for metal requires careful attention to detail and specific materials and tools. It is important to follow the steps carefully to ensure a successful casting.

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