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Old 11-16-2019, 12:16 PM
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If you are looking to run vary much production from that mold I would suggest you use a steel mold instead of aluminum for pressing. The mold will get hot very quickly with aluminum and steel will last a lot longer and you will want to devise some way of cooling the mold in between pressings. The press shops usually had direct air blowing on the molds from several directions to help with cooling. check out some of the old side lever pressing operations for some pics. BTW I have a friend who is selling an old side lever press in the Midwest if anyone is interested.
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