Paperweight Pewter Casting

Materials: MDF Wood (Mold), Pewter Metal

Manufacturing: Roland MDX-40A CNC Mill

Design Software: Solidworks, SRP Player (Mill)

Time Frame: May 2016

This product was made for a project in IB Design Technology, a high school class of mine. We were tasked to create something using pewter casting. I decided to make a Colorado-themed paperweight.

 

The project involved sketching design concepts, designing the mold in Solidworks, milling out wooden mold, and casting the final product with pewter metal. 

 

My casting was featured in an article in Make Magazine. To view the article, click here.