3D Digital Sculpting and 3D Printing for Bronze Casting
Joe Kenney Sculpting for 3D Printing and Casting in Metal
Photo by Ellen Greeney
Sculpting in Digital "Clay" using ZBrush Software and Wacom Pen Tool
"Good Shepherd" - Designed in 3D Digital Sculpting Software by Joe Kenney
3D Sculpture in Digital Software
3D Sculpture Cut into 7 Pieces for 3D Printing - Thickness of Bronze Determined by Computer Setting
3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing Printing on 3 Axes (X, Y and Z)
Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, Bastrop, Texas
3D Print + castable clay on head;
spruing system - bronze pour cup
Ceramic Shell over 3D Print
Melted Bronze Approx. 2000 Degrees
3D Print Burned Out of Shell - Lost Wax Casting
Bronze Removed from Shell
Patina - chemicals applied to heated surface to achieve various colors requested by sculptor.
Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, Bastrop, Texas
4-ft. Bronze
Bronze Casting at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, Bastrop, Texas

Take a visual tour of the Foundry process at:

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"Lost 3D Print Casting" is Similar Process as Traditional "Lost Wax Bronze Casting" Process
3D Printing - Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, Bastrop, Texas
View Video - 3D Virtual Sculpt to Bronze by Joe Kenney -CLICK HERE
Direct Casting of 3D Printed Parts could be called "Lost 3D Print Casting" - No Mold Required