Seattle, Washington (PressExposure) June 11, 2008 -- Crucibles Tools Information and stats on the various Crucibles and Crucible Tongs can now be found at a new section on Metal Casting website that is all about what Crucibles you need to cast metal. The new Crucibles section can be accessed by users and non-users by visiting the following web address: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/crucibles/.
Here is an excerpt from the Crucibles section page on Metal Casting Zone:
âShapes of crucibles: A bilge shaped crucible has the shape of a barrel. The part of the crucible in the middle region is called as a bilge. This is the widest part of the crucible and has the maximum diameter. The top of the crucible has lesser diameter than the bilge. The base of the crucible has lesser diameter than the top. As per a thumb rule, the # of a bilge crucible is the number of pounds of aluminum that it would hold. For bronze and brass, thrice the # can be held. For instance, a #5 bilge crucible can hold almost 5 pounds of aluminum and 15 pounds of brass. This thumb rule is applicable for bilge shape only.
An âAâ shaped crucible has a narrow bottom and a wider top. There are straight sides that are bent outwards. The diameter continuously increases from the base to the top. As it is simpler to manufacture this shape than the bilge one, the A shaped crucible has a lesser cost. When compared with the equivalent bilge style, the capacity of the A shaped crucible is lesser.â
The new Crucibles webpage is there to provide users with all of the information they need on the Crucible Tongs and learning the basics of various Crucibles. It can be visited for free at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/crucibles/. This new section of Crucibles information will continue to be updated with the latest and greatest information on the basics of Crucibles at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com.