Customizers and Builders Guild
Welcome to the Customizers And Builders Guild Forums, remodeled from the Clone Army Builders Guild!
You are welcome to browse as a Guest, but we invite
you to take advantage of more abilities by registering
for our website, and applying to the Guild later on.

CASTING WITH PRESSURE

View previous topic View next topic Go down

CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by Wuzzupbob on Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:40 pm

Just wondering, Anyone who has experience with pressure casting how effective it is?
avatar
Wuzzupbob
VIP Former Staff
VIP Former Staff

Age : 30
Location : GR Michigan


http://clonearmycustoms.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by astoriabluelegos on Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:48 pm

Well to partially answer your queston about the effectiveness, LEGOs are pressure cast, how effective are they? Wink Razz Blue Arc
avatar
astoriabluelegos
VIP Former Staff
VIP Former Staff

Age : 27
Location : Oregon


Back to top Go down

Re: CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by Rook on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:57 pm

I was chatting with another mini-figure maker and they use pressure casting but I don't remember who it was but their mini-figures were great. Almost store quality.
avatar
Rook
The Doctor
The Doctor

Location : Ontario


http://www.flickr.com/photos/11205069@N06/

Back to top Go down

Re: CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by Zepher on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:50 am

Opposed to Wuzzabob's? What about the Fineclonier? Anyone know what he uses?
avatar
Zepher
VIP Former Staff
VIP Former Staff

Age : 23


http://mocpages.com/home.php/8408

Back to top Go down

Re: CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by Rook on Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:55 pm

That's most likely where I was chatting but I don't remember.
avatar
Rook
The Doctor
The Doctor

Location : Ontario


http://www.flickr.com/photos/11205069@N06/

Back to top Go down

Re: CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by clonefactory on Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:52 pm

I cast with pressure and to use a familar voice.

MMCB wrote:
Hey James,
Just got your helmets today Smile
They are absolutely perfect!! Seriously. The finish of these items is exceptional.

I started casting without pressure and had a useable cast ratio of probably 1 useable to 2 trys. That is alot of wasted product. Now with pressure it is more like 9 useable to 10 trys. While my set-up is somewhat unsafe I would recommend pressure casting. As I said however my set-up should not be attempted so I feel a certain amount of responsibility in not sharing. I don't mind blowing myself up but I would feel bad if someone else did it.


Last edited by clonefactory on Sun May 04, 2008 11:28 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
clonefactory
Non-Guild Member
Non-Guild Member

Location : Red Deer, AB, Canada


http://www.members.shaw.ca/clonefactory/

Back to top Go down

Re: CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by astoriabluelegos on Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:54 pm

dino wrote: I don't mind blowing myself up but I would feel bad if someone else did it.

Getting blown up is never a good thing. Wink I have a Hot Wheels Car molding set that was released a few years back, it does pretty good casts, and you can remove the inner rubber of the mold, so I was toying with the idea of making more rubber mold inserts for Minifig accesorys, I wonder how good it would work? Smile Blue Arc
avatar
astoriabluelegos
VIP Former Staff
VIP Former Staff

Age : 27
Location : Oregon


Back to top Go down

Re: CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by Clonecommando007 on Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:42 pm

How do you cast with pressure anyways? What other equipment do you need?



If anyone reads this, when I start casting if I ever do, I might sell my ineffective casts for 50% or lower. IE Battle Damaged helmets! Laughing
avatar
Clonecommando007
Kinda like a UFO
Kinda like a UFO

Location : Ohio


Back to top Go down

Re: CASTING WITH PRESSURE

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum