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Patrick Coon, CDT · January 28 at 8:28 am

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    Martin Martinez, CDT I agree with Patrick, you can weigh your wax ups and fit a lot of inlays in a single casting, some labs even recycle the casted buttons and re-press them.

    January 29 at 11:34 pm
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    Patrick Coon, CDT Definitely weighing your patterns is the best way to ensure maximum use of an ingot.

    However, I would recommend against re-pressing ingots. Every time you take an ingot to the point that it will flow you change its physical properties. This will make the material more brittle, lower its strength, and shift the CTE. I've heard people say, "Well, I only put them behind a new ingot and...See more

    January 31 at 12:20 pm
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    Curt Morgese, CDT Patrick is there any real data on your finding. I will cut ingots and am not so sure about the reuse of a pellet. The companies could make these ingots half the size at no real cost difference to them. Problem is that everyone wants to sell to big labs.

    April 4 at 6:43 pm
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