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Archive for April, 2013

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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Pour hole for metalIMG_1260






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