Tag Archives: Casting

Understanding Tooling, Patterns and Core Boxes for Green Sand Metal Casting

In order to produce castings utilizing an automated mold machine and green sand casting process, tooling must be created. This article provides an overview of the types of tooling currently in use. Patterns Skilled Pattern makers build or make patterns as per the design provided by an engineer or designer. The pattern could be made…

Essential Factors to Consider When Attending Casting Calls

A casting call can be quite tricky. It is similar to a job interview for actors as well as actresses and this is one of the factors as to why, one must adequately prepare for the call. Making a good and lasting impression is one of the best strategies to use when casting calls. This…

What You Should Know About Face Casting

Making a face casting is about the most complicated technique in the art world. Artists also find it the most challenging aspect of life casting, much beyond making molds and casts of the torso, feet, hands or other body parts. The main issue in face casting is not the cast itself but the process of…

Slip Casting Techniques in Ceramics

Slip casting is the common method used to make latex masks from liquid latex rubber. The latex rubber is poured into the mold, allowed to sit for some time before being poured out again into the container. The liquid latex that adheres to the mold is allowed to cure properly before being demolded to form…

How to Shrink or Enlarge a Casting – Part 2 of 3

This is the second part of a three-part article on how to enlarge (also called pointing up) and alternatively, how to shrink the size of a casting without the use of laser scanning, CAD/CAM and computer operated CNC machinery. The procedures for both are much simpler than one would imagine and avoids the cost and…

Working With a Bald Cap for Face Casting

The model’s hair has to be carefully covered and protected when making a life cast of the face. After all, no model will want to have gooey alginate sticking to their hair post the mold making process. While plastic bags or shower caps are often used, nothing serves the purpose better than a bald cap….

The Art of the Life Casting

Life casting or body casting as some like to call it continues to be a controversial topic within most art circles. Many in the art world feel that it is far from an art form since it is just someone copying the body requiring no artistic skill whateversoever. So what is body casting to those…

How to Shrink or Enlarge a Casting – Part 1 of 3

Introduction This is a three-part article on how to enlarge (also called pointing up) and alternatively, how to shrink the size of castings without the use of laser scanning, CAD/CAM and computer operated CNC machinery. The procedures for both are much simpler than one would imagine and avoids the cost and the complexity of high-tech…

Casting Out the Demons of Dementia

When you receive the Seal your thinking changes because your mind is sealed. Several hundred nuns are allowing science to study their thinking while they are alive and after they are dead too. 20 years ago, 678 nuns of the School Sisters of Notre Dame agreed to participate in what is known as the Nun…

How to Prepare for Model Casting

Awesome, you have just got your ticket to enter an exciting industry. However, your performance at Casting is pivotal in determining whether you get selected by the agency and paves the way for the subsequent opportunities you will acquire as a model. 1. Check and follow the requirements Important details such as the timing of…

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