Hi all I have a small shop restoring classic cars. The only casting experience I have was in college-I went to McPherson College in KS to get a B.S in auto restoration technology. At my shop we're about to get finished with a 1951 Chevy 3100 pickup. I've done a good bit of early corvettes up to this point, and after the chevy pickup there is a 1950 MG TD, a 1968 Vette, and a 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000. Quite the spread. I've specialized in full turn-key restorations up to this point, and have enjoyed the process but I have decided to pivot the business towards parts. Small scale manufacturing has really changed over the last few years allowing me to slowly get into that with CAD design and 3D printing (I have a RatRig 500mm^3 for larger parts). I will be setting up a CNC in the next few months. However, like some of the hard skillsets involved with restoring cars, casting is one of the old world skillsets that I think is a must to learn. In the spring time I plan to build a foundry and see what I can manage. Aluminum parts will be a big part, but I also want to get into the higher temp materials like Ni resist iron, stainless, and inconel. I'm sure I will have lots of questions, but I will do my best to look through the tutorials/past threads first. Looking forward to contributing.