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How NOT To Pour Aluminium Metal

Hits: 10019 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: PierreJeanFR
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Male, 30-39, Europe
 13 Posts
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:56:16 AM
I love the way the other guy says with such unbridled joy in the midst of the mayhem "dude, i saved your hand!!!"

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3215 Posts
Monday, May 28, 2012 9:38:19 AM
i would guss some water

Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 3:39:50 PM
Sooooo STUPID!

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 10:01:41 AM
The mold was too cold?Maybe?

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13916 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:16:08 AM
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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 809 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 5:14:42 AM
The future scientists of America

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 5:14:23 AM
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.

Female, 30-39, Canada
 2427 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:36:54 AM
(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 :)

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 742 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:37:31 AM
el aluminio es caliente, you're welcome

Male, 30-39, Asia
 389 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:33:54 AM
What total idiots. There was absolutely nothing correct about what they were attempting. No protective clothing, no safe work space - just totally wrong.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 2180 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:03:11 PM
If you pause the video right when the explosion happens you can see how dangerous this stuff is.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 790 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:02:28 PM
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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1593 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 8:41:35 PM
a glove to put out molten metal?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 681 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 8:07:39 PM
i wanted to scream "FAKE!" but nobody in their right mind would fake something so dangerous with nothing funny happening

Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 620 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:50:20 PM
Hot molten metal + cold mold + wannabees

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:41:25 PM
Science is fun!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 3632 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 5:31:14 PM
"what the f*ck just happend!?"

SCIENCE happend!

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1768 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:47:50 PM
Seriously lucky that didn't get on their skin! Wow!

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:41:26 PM
What the drat just happened?"

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.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 125 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:35:51 PM
As I'm sure most have noticed (and probably mentioned, I didn't read the comments), they didn't heat the mold first.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 5329 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:23:00 PM
Allow me to pour molten metal into a room-temperature mold.


Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 660 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:12:12 PM

"You had a faceshield on?



Male, 30-39, Western US
 3404 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:47:36 PM
@ledgehead: WIN.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 201 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:37:53 PM
what has science NOT done?

Male, 40-49, Canada
 628 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:35:54 PM

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