The self-study portion of the casting class has been updated to incorporate the new (to us) Romanoff J4 Lite caster. This caster has digital temperature controls and casts in an inert (argon) environment to improve casting quality.
Remember that if you’re signed up for the upcoming class on 2/17 that this online class is a pre-requisite to attend. We allowed people to register for the class but set it up on the honor system that you will actually take the self-study portion before coming to the studio portion.
If you’ve already completed the class you do not need to re-take the course but if you plan to participate in future casting labs you might benefit from reviewing the CAST section, which covers the specifics of the new machine. Aside from the fact that it spins with molten metal, it bears little resemblance to “Blue”.
Another reminder about the upcoming class/lab on 2/17 … The class description contains the following information:
NOTICE TO NON-STUDENT PARTICIPANTS
We have limited flasks for the new casting machine. If you are previously trained by our DMS course and plan to come cast with us, you must make arrangements in advance with the instructor in order to secure a flask(s) for your use (@john_marlow on talk). As always, for non-student participants there is a $5 per flask fee and you bring your own metal (Must be casting grain).
As of this writing, there is one flask that is not yet allocated.