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Casting Aluminum Parts from 3D Prints

Using 3D printing and a sand mold for casting homemade metal parts.

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CNC Milling for Students: Create a Pewter Casting

A Colorado STEM teacher gives teens an idea of how products are manufactured through molding.  

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Graffiti Artist Makes it 3D with Metal Casted Sculpture

Michael Walsh blends his love of graffiti and metalworking with his beautiful sculptures that bring graffiti style off the wall.

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Casting Your Own 3D Printed Parts

Need a part in hurry or a custom-sized part you can’t get elsewhere? Try 3D printing and casting it yourself.

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This Weekend: The Crucible Opens its Molten Self to the Public

Check out an Open House for the Bay Area’s coolest metal shop and teaching space.

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Lost PLA Casting from 3D Prints

Jeshua Lacock recounted his experience of casting metal parts directly from 3D Printed PLA with a fantastic photo-filled writeup and video. He prints the part with his Ultimaker and pours mold material around it before letting it set. After the mold hardens, it’s placed in his homemade furnace to melt away the PLA, leaving a beautiful female mold behind, into which he can pour molten metal.

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Stamped Muffin Pans Cast Handy Marked Ingots

Melted metal is hard to identify without a label—did that one come from a screen door or a piston head? The alloys they’re made of won’t be the same, and you might not want to mix them in later pours. Enter this brainstorm from bulletcasting forum member Centaur 1.

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