I asked on Castinghobby if anyone knew of a supplier for A-356 ingot. Robert Clark reminded me that Budget Casting Supply carries it.
looked at their web site, and sure enough, a 17 pound ingot (approx
weight) could be had for $3.15 US, delivered. That is a total of $53.55.
I ordered one very late on 11-5-2010 (a Friday night) and paid via Paypal. It arrived today, 11-15-2010. via UPS Ground.
package was larger than I expected. It was well wrapped in plastic bags
and padded with Styrofoam. Don't want that ingot to get scratched or
dented before I melt it!
seems their current supplier has a smaller ingot. So they added a chunk
to make it up. Yes, that is an aluminum flask to the right.
The ingot is marked 15# and weighted 14.99 on my scale. Awesome!
The total order weighed 16.82 pounds. (Yes it is clearing the junk!) Not too shabby for an approximate weight.
If I need ingot in the future, I would buy from them again.