posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 02:02 AM
Let me start,
Metalurgy aside, I know of 3 real world processes that could be used to produce an equivelent object.
When I posted a pic of this object,
It was more to get people to think about the actual physical process used to produce it than it was to imply it was of that particular origin.
The member who instantly recognized it for what it was, a slag tail from an abrasive cutoff saw, was right. It is a small one, and a former employee
colllected them and used them in his art.
What I was after was the basics of the structure, and how they are somewhat similar. The slag tail is formed by a spray of molten metal particles
cooling and adhereing to each other once the find something to condense on.
The other place i have seen a similar structure was ice build up on a snow making nozzle. As the water left the nozzle, the spray at the outside
slowed down fastest and froze, then ice built up on the inner surfaces in a layered chad like formation. Eventualey the nozzle would freeze up and
So, the object was formed by spraying molten aluminum under extreme pressure into a vacuum.