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MASTER PATTERNS

Introduction to Patterns
Lost Patterns
Materials for Lost Patterns
Lost Pattern Diagrams
Permanent Patterns
Clay & Ceramics
Plaster Waste Moulds
Direct Plaster
Wood
Stone
Metal
Plastics & Resin
Master Patterns Summary
Master Pattern Keywords
Master Patterns Notes & Reading

REPRODUCTION MOULDING

About Reproduction Moulds
Flexible Moulds
Locked-in Mould Diagrams
Flexible Materials
Restrained Case Mould Diagrams (1)
Restrained Case Mould Diagrams (2)
Plastics
Natural & Synthetic Rubbers
Latex
Vulcanised Rubber Dies
Synthetic RTV Elastomers
Polysulphide Rubber
Silicone Rubber
Polyurethane Rubber
Blanket Mould Diagrams (1)
Blanket Mould Diagrams (2)
Rigid Reproduction Moulds
Mouldmaking Hints
Moulding Keywords
Moulding Notes & Reading

WAX

Wax
Animal & Insect Waxes
Vegetable Waxes
Mineral & Synthetic Waxes
Wax Blends
Colouring Wax
A Brief Guide to Blending & Colouring
Creating a Foundry Wax Pattern
Edition Numbers
Monogram/Signature/Date/Foundry Marks
Metal Feeding & Venting Systems
Feeding & Venting Assembly Diagrams
Waxworking Summary
Waxworking Keywords
Wax Notes & Reading

REFRACTORY MOULDS

Introduction to Refractory Moulds
Refractory Mould Materials
Common Features of Refractory Moulds
Ceramic Shell Mould Diagrams
Plaster & Grog
Plaster & Grog Process Diagrams

Ceramic Shell (Introduction)
The Ceramic Shell System (Materials)
Ceramic Shell System (Process)
Ceramic Shell (Process Diagrams)
Hybrid Refractory Moulds
Jewellery Type Refractory Moulds
Jewellery (Process Images)
Refractory Moulds Summary
Refractory Moulds Keywords
Refractory Moulds Notes & Reading

KILN & CASTING

Kiln & Casting Introduction
Wax Evacuation
Single Stage Burnout & Firing
Flash De-Waxing
Two Stage Burnout & Firing
Casting Introduction
Melting & Pouring Metals
Furnaces
Fuels
Vacuum Casting
Centrifugal Casting
Kiln & Casting Summary
Kiln & Casting Keywords
Kiln & Casting Notes & Reading

METALS

Introduction to Metals
Metals & Alloys
Properties of Metals
Bronze/not Bronze
Production Metals & Alloys
Copper & Copper Alloys
Gunmetals
Silicon Bronze
Phosphor Bronzes
Brasses
Nickel Silver
Aluminium Bronze
Nickel Bronze & Other Alloys
Light Metals
Aluminium Alloys 1&2
Selecting an Aluminium Alloy
Zinc & Magnesium
Ferrous Alloys
Iron
Wrought Iron
Carbon Steels
Weathering Steels (Cor-Ten)
Stainless Steels
Noble Metals
Gold
Silver & Platinum
Lead
Tin & Nickel
Metals Summary
Metals Keywords
Metals Notes & Reading

METALWORKING & FINISHING

PART 1
Finishing Introduction
Fettling
Autograph Bronzes
Fine Finishing
Casting Faults 1
Casting Faults 2
Casting Faults 3
Reconstructing Cast Sections
Supports, Fixtures & Fittings
Supports, Fixtures & Fittings Photos

PART 2
Joining & Cutting
Welding & Brazing
Oxy Gas Welding
Oxy Gas Cutting
TIG Welding 1
TIG Welding 2
MMA Stick Welding
MIG Welding
Plasma Cutting
Studio Welding

PART 3
Introduction to Surface Finishing
Polishing
Protecting a Polished Finish

PART 4
Patination
Applied Patination Processes
Surface Condition & Patination
Preparing a Surface for Patination
Preparing & Applying Patina Chemicals
Cold Patina
Hot Patina
Fume Patina
Buried & Covered Patina
Patina Finishing & Protection
Enhanced Wax Finishes
A Beginners Guide to Patination
Basic Patination Technique
Patina (Brown & Black)
Patina (Greens & Blue Green)
Patina (Reds)

PART 5
Alternative Protective Coatings
Gilding
Electroplating
Electropolishing
Anodising
Zinc Galvanising & Other Coatings
Metal Spraying & Bronzing
Enamelling
Antique & Tempra Paint Finishes
Oil Paints
Commercial Paints
How To Get The Right Finish
Finishing Summary
Finishing Keywords
Finishing Notes & Reading

SAND CASTING

Introduction to Sand Casting
Master Patterns for Sand Casting
Lost Patterns
Cast Surface
Permanent Patterns for Sand
Materials for Pattern Construction
Moulding Surfaces & Undercuts
Sand Patterns for Commercial Foundries
Commercial Patterns – Materials & Construction
Refractory Sands & Binders
Sodium Silicate
Green & Dry Sands
Air Set, Resin & Oil Bonded Sands
Shell (Corning Process)
Die Casting
Continuous Centrifual & Cuttlefish Casting
Electroforming
Sand Casting Summary
Sand Casting Keywords
Sandcasting Notes & Reading

SUPPLEMENT

Materials Testing
Introduction to Maintenance & Restoration
Maintenance 1
Maintenance 2
Restoration
What Goes Wrong with Metal Sculptures
Options for Restoration
Mech'l, Abrasive, Chemical, Elect'l & Laser
Finishing the Restoration

Choosing a Foundry
Foundry Fees
Quoted Prices – What’s Included
Transport & Packing
Export
Installing Sculpture
Section Summary
Quotations Checklist

A Beginner's Guide to Buying Metal Stock
Buying Ingots for Casting
Comments on Ordering Metal Stock
Commonly Stocked Metal Products (Sections)


Section Keywords
Supplement Notes & Reading

RELATED TOPICS:

METALLIURGY

Metallurgy - An Introduction
Atoms & Crystals
Solid to Liquid & Back Again
Solid to Liquid - Alloys
Phase Diagram & Cooling Curves
Heat Treatment - An Introduction
Quenching & Hardening
Tempering
Normalising & Annealing
Cold Forming & Work Hardening
Hot Forming
Physical & Mechanical Propeties - Introduction
Colour & Strength
Hardness Brittleness Elasticity & Plasticity
Ductilty Toughness Malleability & Creep
Conductivity & Density
EMF Tarnish & Corrosion
Metallurgy - Summary
Metallurgy - Keywords
Metallurgy Notes & Reading

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

Introduction to CAD/CAM
Vectors for CAD
Laser Cutting
Water-Jet Cutting
CNC Routing & Laser Etching
CAD/CAM Workflow for Sculpture
CAD/CAM Keywords
CAD/CAM Notes & Reading

 

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