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#1 Karl Reed

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

I intend to set up a production slush casting of a product line and have been thinking of some sort of tilting frame work on wheels that I can clamp a heavy mold pour in the slurry and then rotate it to drain over a tub without having to lift and handle the molds by hand all day. Does anyone here know of a manufactured frame or a place to obtain plans to build one?

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

I intend to set up a production slush casting of a product line and have been thinking of some sort of tilting frame work on wheels that I can clamp a heavy mold pour in the slurry and then rotate it to drain over a tub without having to lift and handle the molds by hand all day. Does anyone here know of a manufactured frame or a place to obtain plans to build one?

Thanks!


I think you mean slip casting.

#3 Karl Reed

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:43 PM


I intend to set up a production slush casting of a product line and have been thinking of some sort of tilting frame work on wheels that I can clamp a heavy mold pour in the slurry and then rotate it to drain over a tub without having to lift and handle the molds by hand all day. Does anyone here know of a manufactured frame or a place to obtain plans to build one?

Thanks!


I think you mean slip casting.



I think you are right...Its a language thing I am an old resin caster and foundry guy...

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:12 PM



I intend to set up a production slush casting of a product line and have been thinking of some sort of tilting frame work on wheels that I can clamp a heavy mold pour in the slurry and then rotate it to drain over a tub without having to lift and handle the molds by hand all day. Does anyone here know of a manufactured frame or a place to obtain plans to build one?

Thanks!


I think you mean slip casting.



I think you are right...Its a language thing I am an old resin caster and foundry guy...


Ive never seen what you are describing, but it would be fairly simple and inexpensive to build--how heavy are the molds youre pouring?

#5 Karl Reed

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:17 PM




I intend to set up a production slush casting of a product line and have been thinking of some sort of tilting frame work on wheels that I can clamp a heavy mold pour in the slurry and then rotate it to drain over a tub without having to lift and handle the molds by hand all day. Does anyone here know of a manufactured frame or a place to obtain plans to build one?

Thanks!


I think you mean slip casting.



I think you are right...Its a language thing I am an old resin caster and foundry guy...


Ive never seen what you are describing, but it would be fairly simple and inexpensive to build--how heavy are the molds youre pouring?



I don't know what the weight will be yet but the smallest would be 12" x 12" x 24" plus the weight of the slip so I'm guessing at least 60lb filled.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

I'm shure I could design something and weld it up but I like to take advantage of those who have gone before me whenever possible....I'm shure I'm not the first person to think of this I've just been unable to find anything on the internet, I keep coming up with rotocasting machines.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

try something like an engine stand. you'll have to make a frame adapter that clamps around your mold and connects it to the stand, but to me this seems like the cheapest/easiest way to be able to pour heavy molds since you can likely find a used stand on craigslist for cheap.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:17 AM

try something like an engine stand. you'll have to make a frame adapter that clamps around your mold and connects it to the stand, but to me this seems like the cheapest/easiest way to be able to pour heavy molds since you can likely find a used stand on craigslist for cheap.



Thats a good idea to keep in mind...Thanks!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

no problemo. it's something i've been thinking about over the years after watching students struggle with really large molds. seems like such a great idea until they discover the mold takes over 5 gal to fill....and they only used rubber straps/bicycle inner-tubes to clamp it shut instead of ratchet straps....hahaha usually i don't tell them about these types of things until after they've tried it by hand first Posted Image

here's another great way to pour large molds and is probably more practical vs an engine stand:
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

The "wheels" look like two thicknesses of drywall, how do you get the mold in without breaking them? Thanks

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:10 PM

it's a pic i cannibalized from Google. i doubt they are drywall. pretty sure they're cut from the piece of plywood in the background. perhaps it's particle board since the edges are taped.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:28 AM

O the wheel is such a great idea! I love it, you just roll it over the bucket...

I should have seen this a year ago, now I have 25-30 moulds and all different sizes
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maybe I will make the wheels just for 10 the biggest, I have about 10 pieces which are really xxl size
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#13 Karl Reed

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

@ Perkolator, the wheel idea is great! and gives me some ideas for further modifications...Thanks!




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