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Tokyo Geidai

By Giles J Corby, on 25 April 2013

Research visit to Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku)

Images from research trip by Edward Allington in April 2013 to Tokyo: looking at other foundries.

The photos below are of Rokusan ‘Onna’ plaster casts (one of six ‘original’ casts) that have been digitally scanned from the plaster originals and then 3D printed into three bronze sections. Each of these sections have been welded together

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In the detailed images, this display copy shows the print deposits lines on the surface of the metal made during the printing process.

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Manegata Casting

By Giles J Corby, on 25 April 2013

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The following images show the Japanese Manegata Casting technique, a traditional form of sand casting.

(Taken during the research visit to Tokyo Geidai)

 

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Opening the mould

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Slade School of Fine Art website

By Giles J Corby, on 13 March 2013

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/research/student/current-research/other-projects/curr-other-project-3

 

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Patination

By Giles J Corby, on 6 March 2013

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Sculpture before patination

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Application of Copper nitrate

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Heating copper nitrate onto bronze 

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Patination area aka the forge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BronzeLab 1 Second Pour

By Giles J Corby, on 27 February 2013

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Mould preheat

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Pouring the final moulds

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Pouring the final moulds

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CNC moulds

By Giles J Corby, on 27 February 2013

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Breaking open moulds

By Giles J Corby, on 18 February 2013

Ceramic shell moulds – Breaking moulds apart

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 Bronze casts fresh from the moulds

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BronzeLab 1 First Pour

By Giles J Corby, on 18 February 2013

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Bronze pour day

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Pre-heating the moulds

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Putting the moulds into sand

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opening the furnace

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Poured Bronze moulds

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BronzeLab 1 test pour

By Giles J Corby, on 18 February 2013

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Pre-heating the ceramic shell moulds

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Pre-heating the ceramic shell moulds

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Pre-heating the ceramic shell moulds

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Digging the sand pit

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Bronze pot lift out

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Pouring Bronze

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Digging the sand pit

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Schedule Notice

By Giles J Corby, on 15 February 2013

The BronzeLab will continue on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February.
We will be back with more updates once we start pouring on Monday morning.

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