For those who do not know, life casting is the process of making a 3D replica of any part of a living human body (or in some cases, living animals). Through the use of molds and advanced casting techniques, professional life casting practitioners can copy and part of the body. Some of the most common body parts for life casting are torsos, pregnant bellies, faces, hands, and feet. And believe it or not, there are some people who are life casting their genitalia. These impressions are so meticulous that they can replicate the smallest details of the human body such as fingerprints and pores.
Life casting companies use a variety of materials in the molding and casting processes. For molding, most companies use materials such as alginate and plaster bandages; less popular materials used in molding are the likes of silicones, waxes, and gelatins. On the other hand, the most common materials for casting are plaster and gypsum cement, clays, concretes, plastics, and metals.
If not done with professionals, life casting may be risky especially for babies. Life casting companies should make sure that the materials they are using are non-toxic and safe for all ages. The temperature of the mold should be controlled; it should not be heated too much as it may cause discomfort or even severe burns to the model. The molding process should be done as quickly as possible; as much as possible, it should not exceed 30 minutes since people can only hold a stationary pose for a limited time. The life casting practitioner should also make sure that methods allowing the model to breathe comfortably are used when a mold is covering the model’s mouth and/or nostrils. To prevent the model from being injured or trapped in the mold, the life casting practitioner should plan the shape and position of the mold carefully before the application.
Aside from the common life cast sculptures that you can display on your table or hang on your wall, did you know that there are life casting companies offering miniature versions of these life cast sculptures. The scaled down versions of your life cast sculptures are perfect for accessories such as keychains, cufflinks, pendants, bracelet charms, and rings. Get in touch with us today if you are looking for a life casting company specializing in baby fingerprint jewellery. Our company casts wonderful jewellery with brass, bronze, silver, and gold. Aside from life casting and miniature jewellery, fibabycasts.com is also experienced in creating photo-video books and canvas. Contact us today and let us add you to our long list of satisfied customers.