EPS collection the Process
showing all the beautiful characteristics of the foam mould used
While visiting the factory of Lovink Technocast, Klaas Kuiken got fascinated by an iron casting technique called lost-foam casting (LFC). This technique is often used for the production of engine parts, and therefore remains completely invisible for most of the time.
How it's made
First, Klaas made different designs and moulds out of polystyrene foam (styrofoam) which were placed in a sand-filled container. Then, hot cast iron was poured into the container making the foam melt because of the incredible heat and the cast iron takes its place entirely. The result is an exact copy of the polystyrene foam design, casted in one piece and still showing all the beautiful characteristics of the foam mould used.
All in all a really exciting process, everything had to work out the way we planned at once with absolutely no room for cheating (and yes... we had to order liquid cast iron in quantities of 1.000 liters).