Nick Crockett (1st year MFA Candidate) is working in the studio and on the CNC router with Phillip Scarpone (School of Art, Sculpture Technician) to create a mold which he will cast a Smooth On Silicon Rubber into for his most recent interactive piece.
Images of his rendering, Rhino3D file, machined mold in foam and casting results are below.
Results after casting the silicone rubber:
John Choi (BCSA Senior) has recently cut a mold pattern out of machinable wax on the CNC router with Phillip Scarpone (School of Art Sculpture Technician) to be used as a component in one of his recent robotic works.
John will be pouring a Polytek Polyurethane Rubber into the wax form and then cast a Smooth On Urethane Plastic into the rubber mold. Images of John’s wax pattern machined on the CNC are below. A horizontal roughing operation, valley finishing and parallel finish operation were utilized to achieve the molds surface.
Results after casting the urethane rubber into the mold:
Below are John’s other recent experiments with machining mold patterns in insulation foam on the CNC and casting with a Smooth On Expandable Foam :
Erin Mallea (1st year MFA Candidate) is working on graphite etching tests utilizing the CNC router.
Images of the results below…