On campus, I am the faculty advisor for the metal casing club, “What The Foundry”.
Monday was their first official meeting, and I think we have a good bunch of students ready to do some metal casting.
Three of the students approached me during Junior Design last year as they needed some aluminum parts and had no idea how to make them. Seeing as most of the casting operations have disappeared from high school shop class (for that matter, most of the shop classes have disappeared), I set them up with a propane-fired furnace and some no-bake casting sand.
They ran with it, and really had a great time, volunteering to ram sand molds, build flasks, meet with people needing metal casting and pour metal.
Two of the members were scheduled to weld some stainless steel cruicbles this week, and another two were set to buy some plaster and charcoal, as we are going to buils charcoal furnaces to do something a little different.
I am really proud of these guys!
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