One TEP school has come up with a highly effective way of combining CNC activities (using a suite of 10 TEP machines) with creative use of pewter casting. Pupils design a series of machine-cut plates in 2mm thick MDF and stack these in a special aluminium mould case. The cavity is easily filled with lead-free pewter to make impressive small-scale products ranging from jewellery to mechanical robot or automata parts. Turnford school has kindly made available its entire scheme of work, and this is included in a comprehensive starter pack that contains everything needed to get started.
Pewter mould is 140 x 50 x 30 mm when assembled.