Plaque Buildup: Bronze Casting from Laser-Cut Forms
Here are some pictures and notes from a test of a bronze casting using forms produced on a laser-cutter. This is a casting of a plaque with text, produced first by engraving into a 1/2″ deep piece of acrylic using a laser cutter. The acrylic form is used to create a negative mold in casting sand, which can then accept molten bronze.
This was a really cool project and seems to be successful. I’m hoping to continue and try some more interesting forms beyond text. I think cutting-edge fabrication technology is at it’s best when combined with established/non-digital techniques–it’s the best of both worlds!
This pour took place at the Butler Street Foundry in Chicago.
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