Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) October 20, 2008 -- Fistfire Metal Art has just released a new section of their website that has all of the basics on Metal Art Casting, Metal Artists, and Metal Art Casting Furniture. This is part of a new community website that is all about Metal Art. Members and non-members can visit this Metal Art page on the FistFire website for free at: [http://www.fistfire.com].
Here is an excerpt from the new Metal Art Casting information webpage:
âCasting is one of the earliest known forms of metal working. In its most basic form, it involves heating metal until it is molten and then pouring it into a mold. As the metal cools it takes the shape of the mold. Early castings were crude in finish with a lot of surface anomalies that required a great deal of machine work to get the desired quality of surface texture. Modern casting techniques produce very fine tolerances and the casting requires little or no finishing work.
The artist who creates metal art castings needs to be both a foundry man and an artist. Bronze is one of the earliest alloys known to man and is made up of tin and copper. Being malleable, it becomes a liquid of low viscosity when melted and thus has the ability to fill even small crevices in a mold, allowing for the production of castings with fine detail. Although bronze castings are the most common, nearly any metal can be cast. The artist needs to know what kind of mold to use with what metal. And he needs to know how to melt metal.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Metal Art Casting Website that can be found by visiting: [http://www.fistfire.com]. There is also a special going on now that allow members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the welding website for free at: [http://www.fistfire.com] Users should check back often to the Welding general page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.
About FistFire: Fistfire is a Community Metal Art Site that brings users into a deeper relationship with Metal Art and Artists from all over the world, and other Metal Art community members.