Low Temperature Casting Units

Low Temperature Casting Units

Flamefast have always been at the forefront of Hot Metal equipment design for education. The Low-Temperature Casting System has been designed to create unique links between Design & Technology and other curriculum areas such as ICT and Art. At the same time it offers a cost-effective and safe method for casting and moulding lessons. Continue reading

Specifications

  • Model LT1
  • Size (cm) 24.2 X 30 X 28H
  • Net Weight (kg) 10
  • Gross Weight (kg) N/A

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Description

Imagine a situation when pupils can see a complete process from concept to completion in one lesson and the impact it will have on their understanding and results. With the Low-Temperature Casting System, you can go from design concept to finished manufactured product in one lesson – without leaving the classroom.

The Low-Temperature Casting System allows casting and moulding to be undertaken in a standard classroom environment away from traditional workshop areas. The system is simple, easy and safe to use requiring only a standard 13 amp 230V AC socket. It does not require any extraction system.

Designed so that pupils can observe safely the physical processes of melting and pouring metals, the unique cooling system keeps the entire case cold to touch while the internal melting pot has a clearly labelled swivel lid, for observing the state of the molten metal and adding new material.

The Low-Temperature Casting System is thermostatically controlled which enables the pewter or lower temperature alloy to be held at a constant temperature not requiring any user intervention. There are no lengthy setup times. A typical total ready to use time is 15 minutes from first switching the system on. Lesson plans are simple (schemes of work being available from the Flamefast Website). Risk Assessment is clear.

The system is designed to use Lead-Free metals including Pewter, which melts at approx 245°C, and also a lower melting point alloy which has a melting point of 137°C. These allow the use of moulds which have been manufactured in vulcanised rubber, MDF, soap, woods, Cuttle Fish and many other materials. Moulds can easily be made by hand or using CNC milling techniques. Alternatively, pre-made moulds can be purchased separately along with the Pewter and Lower Melting Point Alloy.

*Picture is for reference only and may differ from the final product

Key Features

  • Low Temperature casting unit
  • Mould Holder and clip
  • 5 sticks Lead Free Pewter
  • Selector Switch for High/Low Temperature Control
  • 1 MDF mould
  • Spill tray
  • Lead Free Pewter, MCF Low Melting Point Alloy and vulcanised rubber moulds are available as optional extras

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OTHER INFORMATION

MAX MOULD SIZE
  • 100 x 30 mm in the mould holding device
  • Larger sizes can be achieved wihout the use of the mould holding device
PERFORMANCE
  • 240v AC @ 6amps continuous
  • Maximum temperature 260°C
  • 2.3kg Crucible capacity for Lead Free Pewter
  • Thermostatically controlled at either 250°C or 150°C
STANDARD SUPPLY
  • Low Temperature casting unit
  • Mould holder and clip
  • 5 Sticks of Lead Free Pewter - approx. 1 kg
  • 1 MDF mould
  • Spill tray
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
  • Tudor King and Queen
  • World One Soldier
  • Roman Soldier
  • Pendant Pig
  • Pendant Teddy
  • Lead Free Pewter

LEAD FREE PEWTER CASTING IN A SAFE AND SIMPLE PROCESS

The Low-Temperature Casting System is thermostatically controlled which enables the pewter to be held at a constant temperature not requiring any user intervention. There are no lengthy setup times. A typical total ready to use time is just 15 minutes from first switching the system on.

The system is designed to use High-Quality Lead-Free Pewter from Flamefast, which melts at approximately 245°C. This allows the use of moulds which have been manufactured in vulcanised rubber, cardboard, MDF, woods, Cuttle Fish and many other materials. Moulds can easily be made by hand or using CNC milling techniques. Alternatively, pre-made moulds can be purchased separately along with Pewter.

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