This course introduces the student to the history and techniques of creating objects from hot metals. Techniques include the 3000 year old lost-wax (cire-perdue) method, sand casting methods dating back over 5000 years, and others. Finishing techniques covered include drag and flash removal, surface cleaning and polishing, and others.
Session 1: Production Method 1: Lost Wax – Case Study
Session 2: Production Method 2: Sand Casting – Case Study
Session 3: Production Method 3: Experimental Approaches
Session 4: Production Method 4: Finishing Techniques
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