This week in Sector67 brought us many interesting projects and most importantly our first aluminum casting!
A Dr Seuss character was replicated in real life:
The MakerBot received an upgraded build platform that required some surface mount soldering practice with a household skillet assisted by a heat gun:
Lastly, what you’ve been waiting for – the older kiln was prepared to melt aluminum and equipped with a PID controller:
The first step is the slice up aluminum stock into segments small enough to fit in the crucible:
Relatively poor planning led to a number of small defects where sand fell away from the mold, but for the most part detail was well preserved through the process and we should be well equipped for the next test, lost foam casting: