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Microwave oven metal foundry? Answered

Can you melt steel scraps in a heat resistant pot hot enough to mold or pour with a rewired MOT? What if you put multiple MOTs in series/parallel? how could you make into three phase (i want to know weather this works or not)?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

You can melt iron in an ordinary microwave.

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Jimmy Proton
Jimmy Proton

Answer 9 years ago

I want it to look like the real thing.

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

Answer 9 years ago

You want it to look like a real microwave oven?

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Jimmy Proton
Jimmy Proton

Answer 9 years ago

I want it to look like a real foundry.

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ARJOON
ARJOON

Answer 9 years ago

better find something more powerful else it wil start melting the outer surface slowly resulting in small explosions. and something like red hot metal shavings coming out. very dangerous. if you use a very powerful microwave oven it won't be the case but take precautions

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Jimmy Proton
Jimmy Proton

Answer 9 years ago

I'm not using a microwave. If you read the question I said with a rewired MOT.

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ARJOON
ARJOON

Answer 9 years ago

oh. just put 4 of em in parallel. make sure that they have the same primary.(after modification secondary will be used as primary). so that they share equall power. and also ballast them. with another MOTs

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Jimmy Proton
Jimmy Proton

Answer 9 years ago

I was just worried about the voltage but Im still wondering how to make it three phase.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

You need a three phase supply.

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Jimmy Proton
Jimmy Proton

Answer 9 years ago

how?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

If you haven't got one coming into your house, you can't make one.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

That's funny, the title of the question is "Microwave oven Foundry"

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago


You want to build an arc-furnace, it's possible but hazardous.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

And there's the method where you have a heavily watercooled pot and melt metal into the bottom of it with an arc. The "welding rod" is made of some crappy metal, you pour flux down onto the arc, and the flux takes off all the crap, the resulting metal that falls through the flux is extremely high quality.