MEET CHAD CASWELL
Chad Caswell is the leader at Firebird Bronze and in our industry, merging the latest technology with the ancient lost wax process at our foundry. He provides the foundry’s sculpture enlargement and reduction services, as well as digital design work.
Our 3D technology services include:
· Scanning of 3D forms
· High-end 3D printing
· CNC armature milling scaled to monument sizes
· Traditional sculpting services
and many individual artists.
Our Competitive Price Policy
Chad personally oversees projects and limits outsourcing of labor. His versatile skill set as an artist allows him to keep his services “under one roof” and passes the savings on to the client.
State-of-the-Art Digital Enlargement and Reduction Technologies:
3D Sculpting, Scanning,CNC milling and 3D Printing
· Digital sculpting from scratch
· Digital sculpting from scanned artwork or 3D file
· Preservation of artwork files for use as an alternative to traditional mold storage
This program’s application with Firebird 3D allows artwork to be rendered in precise geometric shapes, scaled up or down with exact proportions and saved digitally for boundless future use.
Firebird 3D has two different scanning services using Artec Software that encompass all levels of complexity and scale in capturing artwork information:
· Life-size and live model scans, monumental artwork at any scale; technology compensates for slight movements in live scanning in order to capture likeness of subject
· Jewelry,highly detailed artwork textures, fingerprint quality transfer of detail from scan to 3D file
Both scanners are mobile to meet job needs that require on-site scanning
Firebird 3D uses a3-axis CNC Machine with a 5ftx10ft bed, which can mill any large-scale monument project. Milling materials include:
· Blue extruded polystyrene foam
· Open cell or closed cell foam
Monumental-sized enlargements can be scaled from maquette, life scan or any 3D file
Foam comes assembled and chased; for an added fee, 2 layers of clay may be added for a work-ready surface
Firebird 3D has two 3D printers, both can burnout with Lost Wax process:
High resolution SLA resin printer-
· Small scale/miniature reduction prints, bed size: 5.5”x5.5”x6.5”
Medium resolution large format printer-
· Large-scale prints, monument panels, bed size: 1ftx1ftx2ft
Going direct into the burnout stage of the Lost Wax process is a cost savings with bypassing the mold if desired, and offers a great option for “one-off” projects.