Is it practical to melt & sand cast Aluminum cuttings from the lathe & milling machine into stock to be remachined?
I have a small shop that might produce 1 or 2 dog food bags of cuttings per week.
Material is all 6061 aluminum, little or no cutting fluid used..
I don't like throwing it out for land fill, and the volume is pretty small for industrial recycling.
I also understand that " Green sand " should be used
My attempts so far at finding Green sand have failed, I'm in the Toronto east area of Ontario Canada
Does any body do this sort of thing? or is it just another pipe dream.
any tips to help me accomplish this?
Trying to cast 4" OD pieces either 2" long or longer & cut to 2"
My dog does not eat that much, so my bags are in short supply ;-)