Shinkutanku

Casting Aluminium

During a late night session at the London Hackspace I had the opportunity to learn how to use kiln with the aid of Billy and Sam. We took dead hard drives, dismantled them, broke the cases into small pieces, and smelted them in order to extract the aluminium. Once we had a small stock of aluminium ingots we made a closed cast sand mould of a 3D printed model of a 3D scanned face

With mould ready, we melted down the ingots and poured the molten aluminium to make this small cast