3D Digital Sculpting and 3D Printing for Bronze Casting
Limited edition of 5, Unique Patina on each Sculpture
"People Choice" Award, Imagine 2015 Exhibition, Texas State University, Round Rock
32-inch tall bronze on black granite base,
embedded turntable for manual rotation
"Contiguous" - Designed in 3D Digital Sculpting Software by Joe Kenney
"Contiguous" - 45 Degree Turn
"Contiguous" - 90 Degree Turn
"Contiguous" - 135 Degree Turn
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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
Available in Stainless Steel or Bronze - 8 inches to 8-feet high
"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
"Lost 3D Print Casting" is same as Traditional Lost Wax Bronze Casting Process
Patina - chemicals applied to heated surface to achieve various colors requested by sculptor.
Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, Bastrop, Texas
"Infinite Possibilities" - Designed in 3D Digital Sculpting Software by Joe Kenney
4-ft. Bronze
Patina application at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry