Re: [rp-ml] Thermojet Wax Patterns for Sculpture

From: Tam <>
Date: Wed Apr 09 2008 - 15:27:40 EEST

Hi Jonathan,

We produced arts sculptures and industrial parts for years from stl files
provided by the sculptures or designers, by the precision (investment)
casting process, as Thoms Corp.

Typically same week for non-ferrous and two weeks or more for ferrous

The glint in the eye still has to be added by the artisan or engineer.

Rp is a sound way to do it, if the overall resolution, accuracy and finish
of the pattern (model) built are deemed to be adequate.

For multiples, there is always a tradeoff between Rp rapid manufacture and
Rp or conventional, soft or hard, reversed or CNC, rapid tooling..

Arts bronze was always a favorite alloy for arts products. It is beautiful

Tom Richards, Metallurgist, retired

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Chertok (Universal Joint)"
To: "Rp-ml" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 5:19 PM
Subject: [rp-ml] Thermojet Wax Patterns for Sculpture

> Anybody used these to cast bronzes that can compare this process to
> other indirect bronze processes?
> Anybody in the States producing these parts?
> Someone in Europe made one for me of a mathematical shape and I was able
> to get a local foundry to just drop it on a "tree" for me along with
> some other parts. I'm starting to think it is going to be the most
> straightforward way to get some work out of the computer. Anybody
> interested in helping out with an "sculptor rate" on a couple of of these?
> I was super happy with the process and super happy with the results.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> --
> development + design + construction
> [ bLOG ] on digital tools, rapid prototyping technologies and the
> fabrication of free-form structure.
Received on Wed Apr 09 13:43:39 2008

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