Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) June 08, 2008 -- Metal Casting Zone has just released a new Forum section of their website that has all of the informative questions and answers on Green Sand, Green Sand Filter, and other Green Sand Mold Information. This is part of a new forum on the metal casting community website that is all about Casting. Members and non-members can visit this Forum page on the Metal Casting website for free at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum.
Here is an excerpt from the new Metal Casting Forum Green Sand information webpage:
âMany experienced metal casters will continue to use sand casting even though their abilities and resources allow them to use the other metal casting methods like Lost Wax Casting or Investment Casting. Sand casting involves less material and less effort than the other casting methods. Sand casting is a great way for new casters to get into the trade.
In sand casting, the metal caster will create a mold by placing an original in the flask which is filled with sand. The original will be a pattern of what you want to cast. By ramming or vibrating the sand, the caster creates a mold of the original. The casting sand used needs to be able to retain the shape of the mold. Finding the right mixture of sand to water is crucial. Too much water can ruin the mold and possibly destroy it while too little water will create a poor casting. Green sand is a type of casting sand that many prefer since its ability to retain the shape of the mold is far better then normal sand. Green sand usually contains bentonite clay, sand, and water.â
There is plenty of more information on the new Green Sand and Green Sand Filter Info of metal casting Forum Category that can be found by visiting: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum/casting-sand . There is also a special going on now that allows members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the casting website. The Forum can be found at http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum/casting-sand . Users should check back often to the Green Sand Forum page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.