Photos by MJ Klein
I’ve been kicking around the idea of a new blog for industrial photos. It seems that people love food photos and blogs about food, but I am not sure of the appeal of industrial photos to the general public. I certainly have a raft of them from several countries, taken over a number of years.
Recently Michael Turton visited a factory in Hsinpu where I introduced him to my friend Tony Lin. I was there yesterday and took more photos (this time of copper pouring) in addition to the ones taken earlier in the week. I’d like to present these photos and ask: Are these interesting? Should I create a separate blog for industrial photos? I would appreciate feedback.
Michael Turton discussing investment casting with one of the most famous factory bosses in Taiwan, Mr. Tony Lin.
Michael photographing a pile of recently cast shell molds. The material is A-356 aluminum.
Mr. Wan (the lead man) inspects parts he cast earlier.
Copper alloy melting.
Tony Lin inspecting the copper as it pours into a shell mold.
Tony Lin, despite being the owner of the factory, personally handles some aspects of the process.
Tony holds a shell mold to steady it against the pressure of the copper flow.
Hot hot hot!
Shell molds after being poured. These shells have been “hot-topped” with an insulating material over the riser to slow the cooling process.
technorati tags:aluminum, copper, investment, casting
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