Saturday, January 12, 2019

first cast...

First test cast from a 3D printed master - came out to be 36 grams of fine silver.  A little rough...but I think it's going to work.  I kinda rushed packing it in the casting sand (I mistakenly used Petrobond instead of Delft clay) just so I could get a pour done today and see what I need to refine.  To be honest, I really didn't think it would come out this good so I am pretty pleased with the results.  It has taken quite a bit of work just to get a master that I could successfully remove after packing it into the casting sand.  57,64,38,0,B

7 comments:

David Johnson said...

Pretty darn nice

Sam Finn said...

Ditto

Joseph Quigley said...

How can I get one?

John Wells said...

These and other designs will be for sale soon from the blog...

remmij said...

…a possibility?
lost wax printing

John Wells said...

Interesting...but the problem with lost wax casting is each coin would require its own print and plaster mold to be made rather than one printed master that can be used over and over again packed in the casting sand that can be used over and over again.

remmij said...

virtual cast…
a take off on FTW
FTW acronym
the FTL