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MORTAR & PESTLE

This mortar and pestle was designed for the manufacturing process of sand casting iron. Its simple and elegant form was derived from hand modeling, and clay studies. Some research into the use of mortar and pestles and interactive behavior with the object was done, in order to maximize the efficiency and potential of the form and object as a whole.

The manufacturing of the pattern board was initiated with Solidworks models. It was essential to understand how to create the 2 part molds for each of the objects being casted. The mortar had to be split from the top down, in order to make the mold.

 initial clay form studies (understanding size, and form)

initial clay form studies (understanding size, and form)

 Initial sketches for the pestle

Initial sketches for the pestle

Once the desired form was arrived at it was time to model it in Solidworks, and 3D print it to see if it was to standard.

 3D printing

3D printing

After the 3D print it was time to start assembling the pattern board and turn the inner face of the mortar, which would then be attached to the 3D printed base.