Alberta Dome Project By Boston Valley Terra Cotta

The Alberta Dome Project: Producing Models with 5-Axis CNC Router

The Alberta Dome Project continues to hum along. We have produced up to 8 models a day on our new 5-axis CNC router. As soon as the blocks come off the CNC table they are checked for accuracy and have a mold poured around them.

Alberta Dome Project By Boston Valley Terra Cotta

One of the many pieces of the Alberta model, the side face, being cut on the 5-axis router.

Alberta Dome Project By Boston Valley Terra Cotta

The 5-axis router cuts the front side of the Alberta model.

Alberta Dome Project By Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Stock blanks waiting to be CNC routed.

Alberta Dome Project By Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Jeff Hutchins, CNC operator and mold maker, preparing the model for the mold walls.

Alberta Dome Project By Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Plywood walls used to contain the plaster creating the mold walls.

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Completed CNC models waiting to be molded.

Alberta Dome Project By Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Jeff cleaning up an Alberta Mold.

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