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4 Ways 3D Tech Can Help Sculptors

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Case Study | 1 comment

4 Ways 3D Tech Can Help Sculptors

As the pioneering art foundry in China exploring help to apply 3D tech to help sculptors create works. we’d like to share a few of our thoughts. (1) Pre-Visualization Compared with traditional clay modeling, 3D modeling can quickly visualize your ideas. It is very useful in you design phase when you want to modify your model or make a series variation of a piece of sculpture. (2) Integrate 3D Tech with Art Foundry process The traditional process of clay modeling – bronze casting is been taken place by 3D scanning/ printing- bronze...

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Easter Bunny Sculpturatural Project

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Case Study | 1 comment

Easter Bunny Sculpturatural Project

A man’s limit is his own limitation. With the help of artist’s talent, amazing artworks can be created. Tany Foundry is so honored to collaborate with artist Brigita and Sandis to produce a wonderful Easter Bunny aluminum cast sculpture, which consists of a big bunny, lots of vegetables and fruits. The bunny sculpture  is 7.5 feet tall. We combine lost wax casting with lost wax casting to maximize the best possible artistic appearance. Then we highly polished the sculpture pieces. Below is are photo documentation showing how we...

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3 Tips to Achieve High Quality Polished Sculpture

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in tips for sculptors | 1 comment

3 Tips to Achieve High Quality Polished Sculpture

Tany Foundry has been working hard to test different approaches to achieve high quality polished finishing on bronze and stainless steel cast sculptures. We’d like to introduce three proven effective tips to artists on how we polish on sculptures.   Tip 1: Chasing and finishing bronze casting very carefully. The quality of chasing is closely related to the final quality on polished finishing. Therefore, every imperfection has to be fixed; every pinhole has to be filled. The surface before polishing has to be very smooth and consistent....

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Case Study: 10 ft Tall Bronze Cast Ape Finger Sculpture

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Case Study | 2 comments

Case Study: 10 ft Tall Bronze Cast Ape Finger Sculpture

It is a very special sculptural project Tany Foundry accomplish recently.  It is a 10 ft tall bronze cast Ape Finger sculpture featuring extreme complicated texture and detail level. It is among our most challenging job and we employ special casting technique to make it. Below is a short description how we cast it. Project Name: Ape Finger Size: 10 Feet tall Material: Silicon bronze Everdur Casting Technique: Lost wax casting ( plaster shelling) Production lead time: 45 days Major Challenge:  the big size sculpture with extremely complicated...

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Polished Stainless steel Sculpture We Cast

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Case Study | 6 comments

Polished Stainless steel Sculpture We Cast

Stainless steel cast sculpture looks really beautiful and intriguing if done well.  However, duo to its extremely high melting temperature (1800 degree Celsius) and tough chasing & finishing process, it is much more difficult to cast stainless steel than cast bronze. There are types of stainless steel for casting sculptures options: stainless steel Grade 201, stainless steel Grade 316, stainless steel Grade 316L. We can cast all of them. However, we recommend stainless steel 316 for sculpture as it is marine grade alloy, featuring...

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How to Integrate 3D Printing with Bronze casting for sculpture

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Case Study | 6 comments

How to Integrate 3D Printing with Bronze casting for sculpture

3D Printing is on its way to revolutionize how sculptors works. Tany Foundry is the first fine art foundry in China exploring how to employ 3D printing technique into bronze casting. In this short tutorial, I am going to show you how and why 3D Printing is helpful to create sculptures, even for “traditional sculptors”. Also, I will use a project we recently accomplished to show you the process step by step. Step 1: Creating 3D model Overall, there are two ways to create 3D model. 3D Scanning Digital Modelling 3D Scanning Digital...

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Tips of Choosing Metal Alloy For Sculptures

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Case Study | 2 comments

Tips of Choosing Metal Alloy For Sculptures

Knowing the options and difference between metal alloys is the foundation to create beautiful sculptures.  The most three commonly used metal alloy in fine art foundry is bronze, aluminum and stainless steel, which features different mechanical property and application. In this post, we’d like to introduce the major difference, as well as the upsides and downsides of each option so you can make achieve the ideal artistic appearance for your sculpture project at minimal cost possible. Here are photos of sculptures named “infant...

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Create Mirror Polished Stainless steel Sculpture from Drawing

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Case Study | 3 comments

Create Mirror Polished Stainless steel Sculpture from Drawing

Mirror polished stainless steel is commonly used in modern public art because of its stunning finishing and beautiful artistic appearance.  However, it is also well known that it is not easy to fabricate perfect mirror polished works. In this post, we’d like to introduce the technique and workflow Tany Foundry  employs to create art fabrication works. This sculpture is called Fluid Movement. They are four pieces swimming arm like stainless steel sculptures. The size of one art is 12 feet long x 3.5 feet height. Here is a brief...

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Trending of Combination of Sculpture and Internet

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Trending of Combination of Sculpture and Internet

Nowadays  technology, especially the smartphone and internet, has been radically reshaping every aspect on our life. Of course sculpture is not an exception. I have a few random thoughts on how the smart phone and mobile internet can possibly change the way viewers interact with the sculpture and its artist. ( the sculpture above is by renowned artist Anish Kapoor ) In the future, every public art will have its own 2D barcode. Viewers can use their phone to scan the barcode and it leads them to a web page, allowing them to Browse more...

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Bronze sculpture: The process from 3D printing to Bronze casting

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Case Study | 4 comments

Bronze sculpture: The process from 3D printing to Bronze casting

As a leading art foundries in China, we explores combing new tech with traditional bronze casting technique. Below is a bronze sculpture we cast for artist Ken Sealey.The sculpture is 50 cm tall. The artist sends us digital model of the sculpture. We use 3D printing tech to print it out first and then make rubber mold and cast bronze. Below is a short documentation on how we make it. Step 1 : Digital modeling Step 2 :  3D Printing Step 3: Molding & Bronze casting   Step 4: Finishing & Patina     Feel free to email us ...

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