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Meisner Acrylic Casting starts with your concept and enables your project to be brought to fruition. Our attention to detail insures high fidelity in the reproduction of your original.

Each acrylic project sets its own parameters, therefore, photos or sketches of your model would be needed to produce a quote. Contact us at MAC to begin your future in acrylic sculpture.

MODEL:
Your model should be solid and made out of a material that can withstand up to 100-PSI atmospheric pressure. We produce all molds at MAC under pressure to insure that every detail of the original is captured. Although we can make molds on almost any material, we recommend solid plaster or epoxy.

NOTE: With acrylic casting, what you see is what you get. It is important that the model you send us is exactly what you wish to receive back as a casting. Unlike bronze, you can not add material to acrylic. Any imperfections in your model will become part of your acrylic sculpture. The only exception is if there is room to remove material without affecting the finished sculpture.

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Autoclave #1 (Big Bertha)

Casting:

The casting process for acrylic is not that different than most materials.  The acrylic is mixed in a clean room and is poured when it is the consistency of cold honey.  This mixture goes into the mold and the mold into the autoclave.  Depending on the size of the casting the mold can be under pressure and heat for as long as a week.  Once removed from the mold the casting which is all frosted, needs to be hand finished by sanding and polishing the areas that will be clear and surface refining on the frosted parts.

Samples of acrylic castings can be seen on our acrylic gallery page.
For more information on acrylic casting please call, or email our office. We look forward to hearing from you. mailto:info@acryliccasting.com

FINISHING:
Once cast, each acrylic sculpture requires surface finishing. Areas that are to be polished are fine sanded and polished (it is helpful if the surface of the original model is polished in areas that are to be polished on the finished sculpture). Frosting is accomplished with a mixed media blast that can be fine or hard, depending on your preference.

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Polishing

SHIPPING:
Once completed to your satisfaction, your sculpture will be placed in a cloth bag with handling instructions. Each sculpture is then packed using Instapack foam encapsulation. We will ship to you, or if you wish, we can drop ship anywhere in the world.

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Sanding

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