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    Feb 6, 2016, 11:46 AM - Foam to Aluminum #1

    I was browsing the web and found this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-PaNugz9w

    This would be great for scratch building armor and shin tools!

    -Bobba
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  3. Feb 6, 2016, 12:46 PM - Re: Foam to Aluminum #2

    That is sick!!

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    Feb 6, 2016, 1:50 PM - Re: Foam to Aluminum #3

    woaaa niceeeeee
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    Feb 6, 2016, 2:50 PM - Re: Foam to Aluminum #4

    Process is called " lost foam casting" ( at least it was when I was in college. It is actually how the engine blocks on Saturn cars were made.
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    Feb 6, 2016, 10:41 PM - Re: Foam to Aluminum #5

    The "lost wax" and greensand casting processes make for much finer detail, but that takes a few more steps. Have been involved with this work using aluminum and bronze for a while. 6 generations of blacksmiths and metal workers in the family... expensive to get set-up, and this guy makes casting sound a lot easier than it is at time, but it's a lot of fun.
    Last edited by Filer; Feb 6, 2016 at 10:50 PM.
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    Feb 7, 2016, 12:07 AM - Re: Foam to Aluminum #6

    Thinking about trying this out on the left gauntlet rocket something about pop can missiles sounds cool
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    Feb 7, 2016, 12:54 AM - Re: Foam to Aluminum #7

    This is cool. Id try real small scale first. Dental expander maybe?

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