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Old 01-30-2010, 02:34 PM   #46
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:30 PM   #47
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Week 4: In lab this week, we did various forms of welding. Nothing too exciting or exotic. But, I did some oxy-acetylene welding for the first time. Easy stuff. I should do it more often. I got a video, if anyone's interested.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #48
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My Mom owned a casting foundry for years before I went in the Army. I loved working there. I made patterns, poured the metals (silicon and white bronze, aluminum, silver) and finished metals. It was a great job till the frickin Chinese started to make everything we made for a few pennies on the dollar out of pot metal.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:35 AM   #49
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If you get another go at casting, how about some finned end caps to fill the ends of a 6" diameter aluminum tube? It's for an oil tank for my Triumph bobber dream.
Or if something more involved is possible ,how about a complete "bee hive" tank. About 3 and 1/2 quarts please.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #50
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If you get another go at casting
Next semester, I'll take an all casting class.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:52 PM   #51
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Week 5: It was "optional." We were told that if we wanted to go to the lab and re-do whatever and work 1-on-1 with the TA's, we could. Hell f'ing yes, I want to go do more of this. So, I went to the lab. It was empty. There was a sign telling any interested students to go to the TA's office. They weren't there. So, apparently, out of a 200 student class, I am/was the only one who is interested in this stuff. This experience reminded me that it's a freshman/sophomore mechanical engineering class, and "optional" means "dude, bro, we totally don't have to go, and it doesn't matter."

I was looking forward to oxy/acetylene welding some more. Oh well, I have the right tip on my rig at home..

Week 6: This was the least hands-on lab we've had so far, but it was taught by the actual course instructor, instead of the TAs. I learned quite a bit; information that will come in handy for the rest of my metal-forming life.. but, no one else cared.

Next week, we go to the machine shop. Why, oh why isn't this required for my aerospace peers? Hands on work?! pfft, that's so below us AE's. Yeah, right...
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:55 PM   #52
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I agree, its almost impossible to do extra work in some colleges, the teachers bail just as quick as the teachers.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:58 PM   #53
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:11 PM   #54
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Eh you know what I mean... Small amount of PUI this time of night.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:49 PM   #55
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:32 AM   #56
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:11 PM   #57
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I figured it was one piece, it's aerospace related (his major) and it doesn't have any vertical surfaces to contend with. As aircraft go, that's probably the easiest one to cast out of something. Plus, it isn't something he could easily machine unless he had a CNC (one of his criterion). It's also fairly constant in cross section so shrinkage and cooling problems should be minimal

With a piece of foam and some pictures, you could carve up a plug that would look pretty close and make a casting out of it. It could be hand finished against a belt sander and the flaws would not be so obvious in the final product (it's already kind of a blob shape).

He went for a shot glass instead. At least we know he was PUI when he came up with his final idea.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:52 PM   #58
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I figured it was one piece, it's aerospace related (his major) and it doesn't have any vertical surfaces to contend with. As aircraft go, that's probably the easiest one to cast out of something. Plus, it isn't something he could easily machine unless he had a CNC (one of his criterion). It's also fairly constant in cross section so shrinkage and cooling problems should be minimal

With a piece of foam and some pictures, you could carve up a plug that would look pretty close and make a casting out of it. It could be hand finished against a belt sander and the flaws would not be so obvious in the final product (it's already kind of a blob shape).

He went for a shot glass instead. At least we know he was PUI when he came up with his final idea.


Hey now, next semester, I'll be taking an all casting class. I'm not done with this minor yet! We'll probably have the opportunity to make another styrofoam mold. I was thinking maybe a skull shifter knob for my Model A.



But, we'll see..
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Is that a weapon?
No, it's a fookin boomerang.
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Why, oh why isn't this required for my aerospace peers? Hands on work?! pfft, that's so below us AE's. Yeah, right...
i personally think it's useful for engineers to have some hands on experience, but hardly necessary. and certainly not casting for ae's. what do you think most ae's do, and how do you think this would be useful?
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