Low Temperature Casting LTI

Product Code: LT1

Fast, accurate and safe heating of low melt pewter for schools where full casting facilities are unavailable.

The LT1 gives many children the opportunity to learn about casting using a low temparature metal, in this case, pewter. Younger children can be offered the facility of making toy soldiers and jewellery to encourage their interest. This is an excellent addition to any CAD/CAM CNC milling area.

Low temperature alloy also available.

This equipment has been included in the ATEQ range because it fulfils our selection criteria: 

  • be designed for educational use
  • be the safest version of its type
  • be as easy to use as possible
  • be tested in classrooms around the world
  • maximise opportunities for direct student use
  • maximise the process of learning through making
Price on Application

 

Features

Imagine a situation when pupils can see a complete process from concept to completion in one lesson and the impact it will have on their understanding and results. With the Low Temperature Casting System, you can go from design concept to finished manufactured product in one lesson – without leaving the classroom.

The LT1 Low Temperature Casting System has been designed to create unique links between Design & Technology and other curriculum areas such as ICT and Art. At the same time it offers a cost effective and safe method for casting and moulding lessons. The LT1 allows casting and moulding to be undertaken in a standard classroom environment away from traditional workshop areas. The system is simple, easy and safe to use requiring only a standard 13amp 230VAC socket. It does not require any extraction system.

Designed so that pupils can observe safely the physical processes of melting and pouring metals, the unique cooling system keeps the entire case cold to touch while the internal melting pot has a clearly labelled swivel lid, for observing the state of the molten metal and adding new material.

The LT1 is thermostatically controlled which enables the pewter or lower temperature alloy to be held at a constant temperature not requiring any user intervention. There are no lengthy set up times. A typical total ready to use time is 15 minutes from first switching the system on. Lesson plans are simple (schemes of work being available from the Flamefast Website). Risk Assessment is clear.

The system is designed to use Lead Free metals including Pewter, which melts at approx 245degreesC, and also a lower melting point alloy which has a melting point of 137degreesC. These allow the use of moulds which have been manufactured in vulcanised rubber, MDF, soap, woods, Cuttle Fish and many other materials. Moulds can easily be made by hand or using CNC milling techniques. Alternatively, pre-made moulds can be purchased separately along with the Pewter and Lower Melting Point Alloy.

 

Standard Features

  • W 1000mm x H 1000mm x D 30mm
  • Larger sizes can be achieved without using the mould holding device
  • Low Temperature casting unit
  • Mould Holder and clip
  • 5 sticks Lead Free Pewter
  • Selector Switch for High/Low Temperature Control
  • 1 MDF mould Spill tray

 

Accessories

Product Code: FFLFP    10Kg pack of lead free pewter granules   Unit Price: $450.00 excl.GST

 

Optional Extra

Optional Vulcanised Rubber moulds including:

  • Tudor King & Queen
  • World War One Soldier
  • Roman Soldier
  • Pendant Pig
  • Pendant Teddy
  • Lead Free Pewter MCF
  • Low Melting Point Alloy

 

Performance

  • 240VAC at 6 amps continuous
  • Max temperature 260°C
  • 2.3kg crucible capacity for lead free pewter
  • Thermostatically controlled at either 250°C or 150°C

 

Data Sheet

Low Temperature Casting LT1 Data Sheet Download