VC 680V • VC 480V • QuikMelt Deluxe Tabletop Furnace • AB-400 • Prestige Ferro-Vest • Prestige All Seasons Jewelry Injection Wax • Lane FD/LC • Fire & Frost Jewelry Injection Wax • Rapid Fire Series Tabletop Furnace • VC 450 • Tabletop Hi-Temp Electric Burnout Oven • Rautomead RMJ/H 005 Casting Machine • TVC3d Double Chamber Vacuum Casting Machine
Developed to ensure maximum efficiency, the VC 680V is a vacuum pressure casting machine that features a new filling technology that makes it no longer necessary to open the melting chamber to insert the next batch of metal, eliminating the loss of temperature and pressure during refilling. The machine also features an automatic Turbo Pressure PLUS function that optimizes the casting of very small and filigree items with quick and exactly defined pressure increases during casting. It has a standard crucible volume of 3.6 kg of 18k gold or 2.4 kg of silver, and it can accommodate flasks measuring up to 240 mm high and 130 mm in diameter. Contact: Indutherm Erwarmungsanlagen GmbH, Brettener Str. 32, Walzbachtal 75045, Germany; 49-7203-92180; fax 49-7203-921870; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; indutherm.de.
Equipped with a vibration system for optimized form filling and reduced porosity, the VC 480V vacuum pressure casting machine offers users 100 casting programs for fast operation and consistent casting results. Recently updated with turbulence reduction software to avoid mold breaks that can occur with fast metal flow, the machine can accommodate flasks measuring up to 260 mm high and 130 mm in diameter with a standard volume of 2.5 kg of 18k gold or 1.7 kg of silver. It has a maximum temperature of 1,600°C (2,912°F). Contact: Indutherm Erwarmungsanlagen GmbH, Brettener Str. 32, Walzbachtal 75045, Germany; 49-7203-92180; fax 49-7203-921870; e-mail email@example.com; indutherm.de.
Offering an ultralight, compact design for portability and functionality, the Quik-Melt Deluxe is a top-loading kiln that will melt gold, sterling silver, brass, copper, zinc, and other precious and non-precious metals effectively. It features rapid-heat technology that enables it to fire in as little as 8 to 10 minutes. The unit contains four interchangeable flanges to accommodate five crucible sizes: 10, 30, 60, 100, and 120 troy ounces. Two pairs of tongs are included with the furnace. Contact: PMC Supplies, 101 Katrine Lane, Lake Katrine, NY 12449; 1-855-298-7627; fax 518-249-6577; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; pmcsupplies.com.
Suitable for production runs, the AB-400 semi-automatic plastic injection machine is designed for a variety of injection molding applications. Recently upgraded with digital time and temperature controls, the machine features a 5-ton power clamp and 3-inch-by-4-inch mold capacity for up to 0.5-ounce (14-gram) shot size. It is outfitted with a large 30-ounce capacity (840-gram) foot-operated sealed material hopper. Contact: A.B. Machinery, 4800 Bourg, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4T 1J2; 1-514-737-1660; fax 737-9335; e-mail email@example.com; abmachinery.com.
Developed for use with metals that melt in excess of 1,500°C (2,732°F), Prestige Ferro-Vest is a two-part, high-temperature investment-and-binder system for casting platinum, palladium, and stainless steel. Designed to be easier to remove than phosphate-water mix investments, Ferro-Vest contains special control additives that eliminate air bubbles to provide a smoother cast surface and help reduce finishing costs. Contact: Certus Investment Powder Technologies Co. Ltd., Muratpasa Mah. Settler Cad. No. 14, Istanbul 34040, Turkey; 1-440-946-1079; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; certus-int.com.
Suitable for use in both hot and cold climates, Prestige All Seasons Jewelry Injec-tion Wax is a new generation of jewelry injection wax that was developed to remain stable and never become too soft or brittle due to the weather. Offering high fluidity, the wax can be injected at lower temperatures and pressures, which will help reduce wax flashing on parting lines of the mold. Designed for use in a variety of thick and thin designs, the wax produces low ash content and has a long shelf life. Contact: Certus Investment Powder Technologies Co. Ltd., Murat-pasa Mah. Settler Cad. No. 14, Istanbul 34040, Turkey; 1-440-946-1079; e-mail email@example.com; certus-int.com.
Suitable for use with single or multiple gas furnaces as well as electric furnaces, the Lane FD/LC is a temperature-control system that can be added to an existing burnout furnace. Designed to be wall mounted or mounted directly onto a furnace, this programmable temperature controller has an optional high limit control to prevent the furnace from incinerating the work inside it. It allows users access from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet, and it supports 28 languages and e-mail or SMS messaging. The system can be custom built for the customer. Contact: Lane Industries LLC, P.O. Box 1275, McAfee, NJ 07462; 1-973-768-3021; fax 973-209-2445; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; laneindustriesllc.com.
Engineered to be more user friendly, less fragile, and easier to handle than standard injection wax, the Fire & Frost line of jewelry injection waxes offers increased opacity to make fine details easier to read at low temperatures and pressures. Vibrantly colored, the Fire waxes have high fluidity, low shrinkage, increased surface finish, and can replicate fine details with the appropriate level of toughness and ductility. Offered in pastel shades, the Frost waxes have been designed to provide enhanced opacity for better definition of fine details while retaining the performance and characteristics of the Fire wax range. Contact: Lane Industries LLC, P.O. Box 1275, McAfee, NJ 07462; 1-973-768-3021; fax 973-209-2445; e-mail email@example.com; laneindustriesllc.com.
Designed to heat up to 2,200°F (1,205°C) quickly, the Rapid Fire Series Tabletop Furnace is now available as a programmable model, making it suitable for use with precious metal clays, enameling, and other jewelry applications that require advanced programming. The furnace allows users to preset up to 30 individual steps. It also features an automatic shut-off option to cease firing at the end of the set program. With a front-loading firing chamber that measures 6 inches high by 5 inches deep by 6 inches wide (15.2 cm by 12.7 cm by 15.2 cm), the furnace comes complete with shelving and an optional vent hole for lost-wax burnouts. Contact: PMC Supplies, 101 Katrine Lane, Lake Katrine, NY 12449; 1-855-298-7627; fax 518-249-6577; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; pmcsupplies.com.
Suitable for use with crucibles measuring up to 260 mm high and 130 mm in diameter, the VC 450 vacuum pressure casting machine has a standard crucible volume of 2.5 kg of 18k gold or 1.7 kg of silver. Capable of reaching a maximum temperature of 1,400°C (2,552°F), the machine has been updated to include a feature designed to reduce the danger of oxidation while flasks are cooling. In addition, the machine now features turbulence reduction software that helps to avoid breaks in the mold caused by fast metal flow. The unit also offers an LCD screen that displays step-by-step information, and many automatic functions that make handling of the machine easy for less experienced users. Twenty-five program controls allow for reproducible and consistent casting results. An optional version that features a vibration system is also available. Contact: Indutherm Erwarmungsanlagen GmbH, Brettener Str. 32, Walzbachtal 75045, Germany; 49-7203-92180; fax 49-7203-921870;e-mail email@example.com; indutherm.de.
Capable of reaching a maximum working temperature of 2,200°F (1,204°C), the Tabletop Furnace Hi-Temp Burnout Oven features RapidHeat technology that will heat the kiln within 8 to 10 minutes. Suitable for a wide variety of burnout applications, including carving wax and 3-D printed photopolymer resin, the oven can accommodate flasks measuring up to 3 inches by 5 inches. Designed to evenly distribute heat, it features a pre-drilled vent hole, digital control panel, high-temperature thermocouple, and a wide opening door. It is available in either a standard or programmable version. Contact: PMC Supplies, 101 Katrine Lane, Lake Katrine, NY 12449; 1-855-298-7627; fax 518-249-6577; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; pmcsupplies.com.
Suitable for casting gold and silver alloys, the Rautomead RMJ/H 005 horizontal continuous casting machine can be used to form semi-finished alloy strips measuring up to 4 inches wide and in thicknesses from 0.12 inch to 1.12 inch, round wire from 0.157 inch, and bars measuring up to 1.12 inch in diameter. Featuring a 30 KVA electric resistance heated furnace, the machine can melt and cast up to 960 ounces of silver per hour. It features a tilting mechanism to maximize yield and productivity. Contact: Rautomead Limited, Nobel Road, West Gourdie Ind. Estate, Dundee DD2 4UH, United Kingdom; 44-1382-622341; fax 44-1382-622941; e-mail email@example.com; rautomead.com.
Suitable for casting silver, brass, bronze, and all karats of gold, the TVC3d is a tabletop pressure over vacuum casting machine that features a double-chamber design. The unit uses a plain steel-pipe flask instead of a perforated flask to prevent metal from spilling out. The maximum flask size is 90 mm in diameter and 120 mm high. Offering a casting cycle of only five minutes, the machine is fully automated and features more than 100 programs. It can cast a maximum of 200 grams of bronze, 250 grams of silver, and 500 grams of gold. Contact: Stuller Inc., 302 Rue Louis XIV, Lafayette, LA 70508; 1-800-877-7777; fax 800-444-4741; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; stuller.com.