Metal Arts—Watching Hot Bronze Become Letters

I had the opportunity to tour Metal Arts and L&H Manufacturing today with our advanced graphic design class. Metal Arts is based in Mandan, North Dakota. They make metal type and plaques. Chances are you’ve seen their work. We got to watch them pour bronze and aluminum letters. The sister company of L&H Manufacturing is the largest producer of branding irons in the country. Below are some images I took of the bronze pour.



Filed under Graphic Design, Typography

2 responses to “Metal Arts—Watching Hot Bronze Become Letters

  1. Ron Luethe

    I see what you mean by the “space suits” these guy’s have to wear. Must have been hotter than hell in there!

    • It was I was so close that I think the surface of my lens cap started to bubble from the heat. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you could feel the heat from several feet away.

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