Metal Casting

Suitable for Key Stage  3

In this session we use recycled aluminium cans which are smelted in our custom built forge and then cast into moulds. This is mainly a demonstrated session, due to health and safety issues with liquid metals, however the pupils are involved by adding the cans to the forge and selecting their own moulds to cast. It fits nicely into year 9 art and design scheme of work, fulfilling the “3D” element.

 

 

Equipment supplied by us:

  • Scrap aluminium cans
  • Moulds
  • Smelting equipment

Equipment to be supplied by school

  • PPE (safety goggles, lab coats/leather aprons, gloves)