Pondering correct foundry terminology

Discussion in 'General foundry chat' started by Mark's castings, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. So if alloy wheels are made from "Wheelium"...does that mean brake rotors are made from Rotanium?. Enquiring minds want to know.
  2. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    Brakonium? Rotiron, what about pistonium, beercanium,
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  3. FishbonzWV

    FishbonzWV Silver Banner Member

    That's Candemonium, Rhymes with pandemonium because that's what you get when melting them down.
  4. Jason

    Jason Gold Banner Member

    If a FURNACE is operated in a Foundry, why is a Forge operated in a Forge?
  5. PatJ

    PatJ Silver Banner Member

    A forge is operated in a "forgery"; everybody knows that. :D
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  6. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Thought that was Drossidium??
  7. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    Isn't a forge used in a smithy?

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  8. oldironfarmer

    oldironfarmer Silver

    A furnace is operated in a foundry so you can cast.

    A forge is operated in a forge so you can forge.

    Why is it simple for the blacksmiths?
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  9. rocco

    rocco Silver

    If what you do is bash things with a hammer for a living, it's probably best to keep things simple.:p
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  10. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    Rocco, I can't disagree but I dare you to go over 'iforgeiron' and say that ;) Frosty will have a red hot poker ready for you in no time
  11. Jason

    Jason Gold Banner Member

    I've already been blacklisted from those guys. Turns out, they are HIGHLY jealous of those that cast metal. If you say ANYTHING about casting, no one
    will ever talk to you again and you get a nasty PM about liability and some other BS.
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  12. OMM

    OMM Silver Banner Member

    There is the mixture of both. Malleable iron. It can be poured and then forged. Forging things made thing stronger. This can be the chicken or egg situation. Modern tool steel will cut wootz damascus steel without blinking and eye.

    Materials have elevated to a point where is strength, tensile integrity, the Sheer forces, weight, operating temperatures and elasticticisy are now all important.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  13. I see they have a dedicated foundry/casting subforum on their website now: they must have seen the light after that heretic Jason lit a fire under them. :D
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  14. Jason

    Jason Gold Banner Member

    That's my MO Mark, Light the wick and slide out the side door.:D
    They can install 10 subforums, I wont be back after the nastygram I got years ago.;)
  15. rocco

    rocco Silver

    I'm sure that's not far off the mark. One of the keys to success in life is to know your audience.
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  16. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    If we were all the same life would be boring... (I've never signed up for iforge and probably never will, just watch from the sidelines) Jason, did you get a permaban! Blimey!

    I keep wanting to comment on the 'custing' sub-forum but haven't the strength to get involved.
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  17. Petee716

    Petee716 Silver Banner Member

    I visited iforge but just found the newbee answers I was looking for when I built a gas forge last year and then moved on. No need to join or comment. Their guy Frosty has got the burner chops.
    Everyplace has their self perpetuated myths and fears I guess.
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  18. PatJ

    PatJ Silver Banner Member

    Glumpy joined iforgeiron, and very quickly turned over the tables, broke the beer bottles, and set the place ablaze.
    They ran him out of town on a rail pronto.
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  19. Jammer

    Jammer Silver Banner Member

    I got a thirty day timeout for disagreeing with their pompas attitudes to casting. After the 30 days, I told them about their pompas attitudes and got a permanent ban and most of my posts were deleted. But, I wasn't removed from the membership, they like have thousands of members even though most of them never come around anymore or are banned.
    My favorite Frosty saying is "10lbs. of molten iron has the potential explosive energy of a case of 40% dynamite. ".
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  20. Jason

    Jason Gold Banner Member

    Geez I feel like a loser.:oops: All I did was piss off a couple of mods suggesting someone cast what they were making. Permaban is a badge of honor. WEAR IT PROUD BOYS!
    fk 'em all! :D lol.:p

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