Lost PLA Casting Tree
Making a Casting Tree with Lost PLA Casting
Once I began combining a 3D Printer with Casting, I started thinking differently about how to make my castings. An old and well used technique amongst jewellers and ornamental casters is a method known as a Casting Tree.
The reason for the name is obvious when you first see one. There's a central trunk down which the metal flows. Off the trunk are branches and these contain the items that are to be cast. Skilled casters can get hundreds of castings on a Castree Tree and it's a work of art in iteself.
I decided to have a go at 3D Printing a Casting Tree with a view to multiple casting - video below.