Is it possible
Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:40 PM
Pour 300 molds, all pieces will be 8" or less.
Clean 300 pieces of greenware.
Fire 300 pieces of greenware.
In other words its it possible to produce 300 pieces of bisque in one day?
Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:57 PM
Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:10 PM
The same 300 pieces . . . doubt the wares will be dry enough to fire the same day they are made.
I got that, Id be cleaning about 1 week old green ware and sticking it into the kiln.
There would have to be some sort of process developed and Id likley need 2 kilns.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:31 PM
The slip process needs and gas pump handle slip pumping system-and you need at laest 300 dry molds-if you had 900 molds you could do this every day.A fan blowing over the mold help speed dry them.
You will need drain tables to handle 300 molds and the pump back system-(we had three large tables with a porable pump setup.
I have a power sponger that makes short work of mold lines (500$) and a kiln that is large enough to handle 300.
We loaded ours full of slip ware without shelves for bisquing. We hired it out to one person except for the glazing and glaze firing which we did. Paid a lot of taxes and insurance money for one emplyee.
Ours was a cone 10 product so we then fired the glase fire in a car kiln reduction fire 500 at a time if I recall.
If the setup is right its should fly-your lunch time will be short.Insanity is soon to follow as with any slip operation of this scope. My best guess is after 15,000 you will be toast.
My sugestion is make sure you have a written contract before making any except the prototype. This is a KEY point.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:10 PM
I mean ... I wouldn't want to do it ... but that is just me.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:23 PM
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