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  • Materials ed. 2 - Aluminum / In The Shop - Volkan Alkanoglu

    I posted last week on Volkan Alkanoglu’s sculptural installation for Cedar Rapids, IA. This week we continue with progress shots of fabrication.   After braking and indexing, the pieces were TIG welded to the backer plates which mount on the wall. The alloy used is 5052-H32 Aluminum...


  • Materials ed. 1 - Basalt

    Let’s talk about materials. Basalt is an extrusive igneous rock with an extremely fine material structure, making it largely homogenous. When heated to 1500 degrees Centigrade and extruded through very fine holes, basalt produces a fibrous filament, similar to carbon fibers or glass fibers...


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A blog covering the various processes, methods, and pitfalls involved in designing, producing, and fabricating large scale sculptural and architectural features.

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