Optimimal casting slurry properties impossible without good mixing

Saturday 10th January 2015

A video of the kind of agitation you need from a power mixer to get the best deflocculated slurry properties. This is Plainsman Polar Ice mixing in a 5 gallon pail using my mixer. Although it has a specific gravity of 1.76, it is very fluid and yet casts really well. These properties are a product of, not just the recipe, but the mixer and its ability to put energy into the slurry.

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Stoneware Casting Body Recipes, Understanding the Deflocculation Process in Slip Casting, Casting, Slip Casting, Propeller Mixer, Deflocculation

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