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42463Re: [hobbicast] ingate / outgate

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  • David Patterson
    Jan 4, 2013
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      If I remember right ratios are the same 1,4,4 for sprue, runners and ingates. But Iron is a lot more fluid when pouring so gating on aluminum and brass woud be somewhat larger.

      Dave Patterson

      --- On Fri, 1/4/13, James Bishop <bishopaj@...> wrote:

      From: James Bishop <bishopaj@...>
      Subject: Re: [hobbicast] ingate / outgate
      To: hobbicast@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, January 4, 2013, 7:25 PM


      I find this PDF manual a pretty good read:


      It applies to iron casting but I assume its generally applicable to
      aluminium too.

      One point they make is that runners should be straight, not curved.


      On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 6:09 AM, Sage McGirk freeflysage@...> wrote:

      > **
      > Happy new year everyone! I've been hobbicasting for about 6/7 months
      > now, and I'm looking for any sort of rule of thumb for the size of the
      > ingate/outgate holes. I'm starting to cast some bigger objects (>
      > 3-4") that tend to be fairly thin. I've learned to POUR faster to
      > ensure nothing cools prematurely but find some objects still dont
      > quite finish. I'm guessing larger ingates are the trick. I'm also
      > about to embark on some gear shaped objects, and wondering how ,if
      > needed, to do multiple sprue holes as I've seen with lost foam, but
      > will be using wood as objects now. Any advice, video's, pictures
      > would be appreciated
      > Thanks
      > /sm

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