I developed a new technique to cast aluminum, my aim was to try a different approach to sand casting. The technique gives other options to traditional sand casting.
The mold consists of two parts and is sewn together from a fire resistant material. After both parts of the mold have been sewn into a desirable shape they are sprayed with graphite powder to prevent them from sticking to the hot aluminium. The lower part of the mold is dug in damp sand and piping hot aluminium is poured into it.
A “dipping” technique is used to press the aluminum into a desired shape. The outcome are differently shaped aluminium objects that can be used as a base for a number of household items.