Niagara Falls Castings (UK) Ltd

Casting Gallery 1

This gallery shows the casting process from the point where waxes have been assembled onto casting 'trees' to the final cast tree ready for cutting, sorting and inspection

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1. Waxes are sorted according to the metal and temperature that they are to be cast at and assembled onto 'trees'.

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2. The casting trees are encased in a metal flask ready for 'investing'.

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3. The flasks are filled with investment in a vacuum investment mixer.

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4. Metal is melted in an induction melting machine.

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5. The metal is poured into the flask.

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6. Just Cast

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7. Flasks are allowed to cool for 15 minutes before quenching.

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8. The flask is plunged into a trough of water to remove some of the investment.

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9. The button can be seen - the tree is ready to be removed from the flask.

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10. The cast tree is removed from the flask.

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11. The cast tree is sprayed with a high pressure water jet before being cleaned in an acid bath.