SCAN 3D: YOUR SCULPTURE’S DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
The scanner captures millions of dots on your piece (dot cluster), from all angles, and digitally records its surface.
This file (which you own, as you do the elastomer molds), is then put through the software which will prepare its printing.
Using modeling software (ZBrush) or a Virtual Reality headset and handles (Oculus Medium), you will then have the possibility to modify (or have someone modify for you) your digital sculpture, if you wish.
The scanners of the Foundry work with pieces ranging 20 cm to 2 m.
MONUMENTAL IMPRESSION IN WAX
It allows printing of large parts directly into foundry wax: we have, for example, entirely printed a life-size giraffe.
For single pieces, this technique skips the the elastomer mold stage.
Once digitized, your sculpture is printed, layer by layer, at the size you choose.
The print is a un modèle tiré d’épaisseur model drawn from wax thickness?
A software program distributes the dots cloud into thin slices that the printer will reproduce by laying a melted wax thread on the previous layer, whereby reconstructing the entire sculpture.
The Foundry has 4 wax printers measuring: 1m x 1m x 1,5m.
The printed wax is then retouched in our workshop or by the artist. Large works will be printed in separate sections.
The DPP process, derived from dental technology, is more precise, and its layers are almost invisible (50 to 100 microns) and better suited to reductions (today, this process does not exist in large size).
The foundry has 2 DPP printers, one with 340 mm height on a base of 470 x 240 mm.
Two possibilities are then available to you: to cast directly foundry or to mold it in elastomer.