New Casting Machine – Greater Possibilities

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EasyCast 12We are pleased to announce that we have acquired a brand new, state of the art casting machine that can cast nearly all metals: both precious and non-precious. Even though we are a small company we always try and do our part to be as green as possible while staying at the forefront of the latest in modern jewelry making technologies and techniques. The EasyCast 12 helps us with this initiative, being highly efficient technology, with low energy consumption by using an induction system to melt the metal to be cast rather than using an open flame.

This fantastic machine is designed to meet the needs of custom jewelry shops like ours. We have always tried to make anything out of anything, we even re-cast a stainless steel medical device into a pendant for a customer. Our new EasyCast 12 will let us do that with much more ease and opens us up to a host of other metal options. We are no longer limited to gold, platinum and silver – with a maximum temperature of 2000°C (yes that’s 2000°C or 3,632°F!!), metals such as titanium and cobalt are now part of our production possibilities.

The one I would like to touch on is Cobalt:

Cobalt is often compared to platinum or palladium in color, is a bright white metal that is highly scratch resistant, doesn’t chip or shatter and is hypo-allergenic. It looks and feels like white gold, but is a great cost-effective alternative. Cobalt neither fades nor tarnishes and can be easily polished using platinum polishing techniques. Cobalt has a rating of 5 on the Mohs scale of gemstone hardness. It is four times harder than platinum and five times harder than gold! How would you like to be our first customer to have a Cobalt ring custom made? Ask one of our designers about your own custom jewelry today : Custom Jewelry Request Form

 

Author: Shawn

Indiana University Alumni

GIA Graduate Gemologist Student

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