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Aluminum is a very versatile material and I would like to promote the awareness of aluminum recycling via different metal casting projects.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Aluminum parts and ingots

When we look around we can see aluminum all over the place casted into different objects that we use daily. I took a few images of aluminum parts that I melted in my foundry and turned them into aluminum ingots. I will re-use the ingots for my sand castnig projects. I also separate the aluminum alloys and mark on the ingots what object it was before.
In my images I melted nut cracker, lock parts, cooker parts, door handles, tap handles,tripod legs, scotter parts (resize to fit into the crucible), aluminun brackets, toy car, glasses stand , toilet hinges, wine bottle cork and ladder parts. (Some parts in this images are pot metal)
 The best aluminum alloys to re-use again for sand casting are probably parts such as car pistons, engine head, transmission bell housing etc'.
In my image you can see a piston that I melted into ingots, to starting  its new "life cycle".


  1. You seem to have very low porosity for the parts you have cast. Any thoughts as to how you are achieving this? Many of the other DIY foundry users seem to have great trouble with porosity.

  2. Thak you for your comment,If you mean shrinkage (sponge-like), at the moment I made only small part and looking close the parts are not 100% perfect, I do have small bubble holes in a few places but nothing that effects the appearance after a bit of cleaning and polish. I dont have an answer why I have low porosity until now I used in my flask only sprue and a vent hole and it seems to produce good results. Perhaps when I will do bigger pours I will have to deal with higher porosity level.

  3. I read somewhere that you do not like or use melted cans what was your reason for this.

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