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Quenching Too Quickly

Quench cracking may occur if the cast is quenched too quickly. These cracks will appear clean and jagged and may vary in the amount of fractures. Proper cooling time is the relationship between melt temperature, flask temperature and size of flask. We recommend a 20 minute wait before quenching. In vacuum casting with large 81/2" flasks, the button should solidify between 30 seconds and I minute. If the metal takes longer to solidify a longer hold time on quenching would be necessary.

Precious Metal Spot Prices

  Bid Change
Gold $1,279.90 -$0.40/-0.03%
Silver $17.05 +$0.03/+0.18%
Platinum $921.00 +$0.50/+0.05%
Palladium $958.50 -$15.00/-1.54%
Gold 2017-10-23 2:50 PM
Bid/Ask $1,279.90/$1,280.70
High/Low $1,283.40/$1,272.40
Change -$0.40/-0.03%
Silver 2017-10-23 2:50 PM
Bid/Ask $17.05/$17.09
High/Low $17.14/$16.83
Change +$0.03/+0.18%
Platinum 2017-10-23 2:50 PM
Bid/Ask $921.00/$927.00
High/Low $928.00/$909.00
Change +$0.50/+0.05%
Palladium 2017-10-23 2:50 PM
Bid/Ask $958.50/$963.50
High/Low $982.00/$950.00
Change -$15.00/-1.54%

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