How NOT To Pour Aluminium Metal

Submitted by: PierreJeanFR 4 years ago Tech

A fail and a lucky escape!
There are 30 comments:
Male 14
I love the way the other guy says with such unbridled joy in the midst of the mayhem ``dude, i saved your hand!!!``
0
Reply
Male 3,576
i would guss some water
0
Reply
Male 5,413
Sooooo STUPID!
0
Reply
Male 2,737
The mold was too cold?Maybe?
0
Reply
Male 14,773
muy caliente.

They are probably doing a PSA on how to recycle aluminium for poor latin people.

They forgot to preheat the drop mould to dry it and hit a wet patch, creating a mini-steam explosion that flung molten metal.

That`s why you don`t do it indoors, and why you wear a full face shield and have no open pockets.
0
Reply
Male 815
The future scientists of America
0
Reply
Male 4,793
I learned about this when I was melting lead on a cold concrete floor many years ago :P Luckily my hands moved faster than the exploding metal to shield my face. I only have a small scar on one of my hands and a ruined pair of khakis from the ordeal.
0
Reply
Female 2,415
(while watching)... ok, they grab it... ok, pouring aaaaand *pop!*. Ok, it`s burning! grab the fire extinguisher! (Why aren`t the grabbing the fire extinguisher?).... THERE`S the fire extinguisher! And there`s the adult telling them they`re stupid. Done :)
0
Reply
Male 735
el aluminio es caliente, you`re welcome
0
Reply
Male 431
What total idiots. There was absolutely nothing correct about what they were attempting. No protective clothing, no safe work space - just totally wrong.
0
Reply
Male 2,172
If you pause the video right when the explosion happens you can see how dangerous this stuff is.
0
Reply
Male 795
I use to work with liquid aluminum. Our crucible only heated the metal to around 1250 degrees Fahrenheit. Just enough to make it a liquid. These guys were way beyond that temperature. And you never pour into a cold mold, for these reasons.
0
Reply
Male 1,627
a glove to put out molten metal?
0
Reply
Male 694
i wanted to scream "FAKE!" but nobody in their right mind would fake something so dangerous with nothing funny happening
0
Reply
Male 613
Hot molten metal + cold mold + wannabees
0
Reply
Male 25,416
Science is fun!
0
Reply
Male 3,619
"what the f*ck just happend!?"

SCIENCE happend!
0
Reply
Male 1,754
Seriously lucky that didn`t get on their skin! Wow!
0
Reply
Male 17,512
[quote]What the drat just happened?"[/quote]

Having worked a summer at a machine that covered copper in liquid tin, I know exactly what happened.

They didn`t heat up the mold. Never ever put cold metal into molten hot metal or molten hot metal into a cold metal mold otherwise it will splatter. Also never pour molten metal onto a bare concrete floor, put down a layer of sand or dirt first.
0
Reply
Male 125
As I`m sure most have noticed (and probably mentioned, I didn`t read the comments), they didn`t heat the mold first.
0
Reply
Male 5,314
Allow me to pour molten metal into a room-temperature mold.

SCIENCE!!!!
0
Reply
Male 658
@1:48

"You had a faceshield on?

yes."

LIAR!
0
Reply
Male 3,445
@ledgehead: WIN.
0
Reply
Male 201
what has science NOT done?
0
Reply
Male 633
MY EYES! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!
0
Reply
Male 7,329
It`s advisable to Pre-heat the mold BEFORE pouring molten metal into is. It lessens the shock.
0
Reply
Male 1,083
I`m guessing its the premise as exploding water.. It was still boiling when they poured it.
0
Reply
Male 3,285
Yes. Lets pour hot molten metal into a cold mould.... drating retards.
0
Reply
Male 2,841
SCIENCE!

0
Reply
Male 1,360
Link: How NOT To Pour Aluminium Metal [Rate Link] - A fail and a lucky escape!
0
Reply