Apr 12, 2014

Photo buildlog on how to cast metal with lost-PLA method

Here is detailed step-by-step buildlog or photo guide of how to cast metal (bronze) jewelry into mold produced with lost-PLA casting method. It goes from design to final product stage. Object is 3d printed and used in mold making by melting away the plastic with high temperature.






Finished bronze pendant 





























Source: http://imgur.com/a/7K870

Reddit thread by its creator about it with more details:

http://www.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/comments/22osqr/my_first_lostpla_casting_with_lots_of_pictures/


Here is very detailed video tutorial about same casting method for larger objects in aluminum:

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2013/05/3d-printing-and-metal-casting-tutorial.html

Update:

You can see more objects made by same maker here:  http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-bronze-objects-made-with-lost-pla.html