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Insight-Live Group Database Dramatically Improved

Marina Reijsmeijer posted a discussion in early February that began, "My main reason to use Insight-Live is the chemistry calculation and comparison between recipes. Many recipes entered into the database fail to calculate chemistry, because the materials are misspelled, named differently or the colouring oxides are included." Her comment spurred a number of us to go through our 713 recipes and clean them all up. All of them now display their Unity Formulas as shown here.

Unity Formula

CaO 0.50
MgO 0.13
K2O 0.10
Na2O 0.27
(KNaO) 0.38
TiO2 0.02
B2O3 0.49
Al2O3 0.56
SiO2 3.77
Fe2O3 0.01

LOI

10.8

Si:Al Ratio

6.7:1

SiB:Al Ratio

7.6:1

Calculated
Expansion

7.1

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American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale, 1000g X 0.1g $11.08 

For the non-digitally inclined the old standard Ohaus Triple Pro Mechanical Triple Beam Balance, 2610g x 0.1g, with Tare $169.00

And finally a low cost clone of the OHaus. The Adam Equipment TBB2610T Triple Beam Mechanical Balance With Tare Beam $99.62

ebay is a great alternative for many tools and the equipment used in the ceramics studio - kilns, wheels, extruders, slab rollers are often listed there both new and used.

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