Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax

Bronze Head

Aritst: Kevin Badni

By combining 3D technology with the traditional bronze casting technique, it is pretty easy to convert your Zbrush model into real bronze sculpture.

The basic workflow

Step 1: Zbrush modelling. It is the start of your work. One of thing worthy keeping in mind is duo to the limitation to the printing definition of most 3D printer, not every bit of details of your 3D model will be kept on the 3D printing, especially when you are using desktop grade printer.

Step 2: Data crunching. The Zbrush empowered digital model will be converted into STL format for 3D printing.

Step 3: 3D printing. There are many sub branches of 3D printing techniques. Some 3D printer are desktop grade, which is OK for preliminary design stage but it may not print out your model perfectly. While some 3D printing technology costs more but they produce great result.

Step 4: Bronze casting. A foundry will make use of the 3D printing and cast it in bronze.

Step 1: Digital model

Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax
Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax
Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax

The digital model can be made by computer software or 3D scanning an existing sculpture.

For this sculpture, it is 3D modelled from computer.

Step 2: 3D printing wax

Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax
Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax
Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax

As this sculpture features extremely complicated shapes. we 3D print the wax directly from 3D model.

Then we ceramic shell the wax, for bronze casting.

Step 3: Bronze casting

Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax
Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax
Convert 3D Model into Bronze from 3D print wax

We do ceramic shell on the 3D print wax and cast bronze.

This sculpture is technically not feasible without 3D print wax technology

For more details on how to 3D print wax for casting bronze sculptures, Please visit our website.

www.TanyFoundry.com

 
 

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