Metal Finishing

 

After casting the process is only about half done. We offer comprehensive finishing services to bring any casting to completion.

 

Finishing can include:

- removing mold material from poured castings

- removing sprues and vents

- grinding and chasing the surface with hand and power tools to match the original object's form and texture

- welding where applicable

- drilling and tapping for final display mounting

- metal cleaning including sandblasting, wire brushing, solvent washing

- polishing

- patination with traditional patina chemicals and commercial pre-mixes

- clear and pigmented lacquer sealants

- traditional paste wax sealant

 

Patinated bronze left, raw bronze right.

Patinated bronze left, raw bronze right.

Finished bronze.

Finished bronze.

Surface refinement on aluminum casting.

Cast bronze sections prior to fabrication.

Chasing weld seams.

Applying patina on bronze.

Aluminum castings post pour and mold removal.

Aluminum casting mid-fabrication.

Cast stainless steel fabrication.

Bronze castings during break out.

Bronze castings mid-chasing.

Finished bronze casting.

Raw cast bronze.

Bronze mid-chasing.

Sandblasted bronze.

Finished bronze.

Bronze chasing in process.

Bronze chasing in process.

Finished bronze.

Sandblasted bronze.

Finished bronze.

Bronze patina in process.

Fully chased bronze casting.

Finished bronze casting.

Patina in process.

Finished bronze.

Aluminum patina in process.

Patina in process.

Welding bronze castings in process.

Bronze casting patina in process.

Finishing bronze.

Bronze casting mid-chasing.

sand blasted bronze.

Iron castings mid-chasing.

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