How Lodge Cast Iron Skillets Are Made

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How Lodge Cast Iron Skillets Are Made

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The interviewer is a bit nerdy but it's interesting to watch the process.

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The guy who burns off the single drip of oil after the seasoning? What a strange job. I hope he does more than that as that could easily be automated with an optical system and such.
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SVonhof wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:18 am The guy who burns off the single drip of oil after the seasoning? What a strange job. I hope he does more than that as that could easily be automated with an optical system and such.
I was surprised at the mountain of rejects that they had. The manager didn't seem too concerned about it. I guess sand casting isn't an exact science. As long as the prices are low and the quality is high, is what matters.
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Smokin Mike wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:23 pm
SVonhof wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:18 am The guy who burns off the single drip of oil after the seasoning? What a strange job. I hope he does more than that as that could easily be automated with an optical system and such.
I was surprised at the mountain of rejects that they had. The manager didn't seem too concerned about it. I guess sand casting isn't an exact science. As long as the prices are low and the quality is high, is what matters.
He was saying some reject piles are bigger than others, but they are under 10% overall. The rejects go back in and get re-melted, which is part of the process anyway, so it all works. I am guessing they are very picky about any quality issues, which is a good thing.
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I know the possibility of a sand cast piece of metal winding up with sand inclusions is simply part of the sand casting process - there will be some pieces that exhibit this on inspection and rejected.

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