Sand Casting, One of The Many Techniques Used By PullCast Artisans – In the creation of its pieces, PullCast artisans use a diverse range of ancient and traditional techniques. One of those is Sand Casting! Today, PullCast Blog will explain what this technique is and how is used in the creation of the magical products of PullCast.
In a way, Sand Casting, also referred as Sand Molded Casting, is a metal casting process characterized by using sand or soft earth as the mold material. You’ll be interested to know that over 70% of all metal castings are produced via the sand casting process, so PullCast artisans aren’t the only one using it, but we assure you that they are the ones that use it better!
There are six basic steps in this process: 1: Place a casting in sand to create a mold; 2- Incorporate the casting and sand in a gating system, usually a closed box; 3 – Remove the pattern/casting; 4- Fill the mold cavity with molten metal; 5 – Allow the metal to cool; 6 – Break away the sand mold and remove the casting. It seems easy, but you need some skill to produce the best work using this technique!
There is a wide variety of components and processes within the sand casting technique, but this is the basis of any process. The artisans of PullCast use this technique to create most of the pieces of this luxury and jewelry hardware brand.
Stunning pieces like the Octo Pull or the Kesya Door Pull are made using this sublime technique that fully represents the traditional style and the elegant characteristics of PullCast! So here you have it! A small glimpse of the behind the scenes of how PullCast creates its pieces!
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