Friday Foundry Walkabout…And a Little Sneak Peek

With the holiday weekend upon us, our Craftsmen are busy-busy wrapping up projects and lovingly packaging pieces for shipment.  Below are some shots taken this morning – most notably custom deco door pulls and a little sneak peek of a new hardware collection we will be launching shortly!  See if you can spot what’s new!

SA Baxter Cabinet Knobs CK-2009

SA Baxter Custom Door Pulls Finishing

SA Baxter Custom Door Pulls

SA Baxter Finish Samples

SA Baxter Pebble Door Pull

SA Baxter Sneak Peek Deco

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Feature This…Grand Luxury Travel Magazine mentions SA Baxter as a London Design Desitination

The Canadian publication, Grand Luxury Travel Magazine, included SA Baxter as part of a London Design Destination story, as part of a required trip to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.

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SA Baxter’s London Showroom at the DCCH – a London Design Destination.

We’ll refrain from giving away all of the other ‘must-see destinations’ in this August issue – but a couple of key mentions include The Victoria & Albert Museum and Clerkenwell.

Thank you for the mention!

3D Printing Metal in Space?

To continue our Space-related metal theme: Announced earlier this Summer – NASA is planning on using 3D printing technology – get this – in space.  The intent is to place a special 3D Printer on-board the International Space Station.  This would allow Astronauts to replace the Space Station’s worn, broken, or lost parts, and perhaps even develop new pieces – for needs as they arise.  3D CAD data, developed here on earth, can then be transmitted to the Space Station’s 3D printer for fabrication.  From what we can glean, the printer will be producing plastic pieces when flown to the ISS next Summer.  We are guessing it will only be a short amount of time before metal parts are being printed off-world.

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How in the world does this relate to SA Baxter?  We welcome when Designers and Architects email us their 3D CAD models of door knobs, levers, and pulls, from the other side of the country, even half way around the world, for use in their bespoke projects.  Our in-house 3D printer and digital fabrication technologies, allow us to quickly and accurately produce the most gorgeous custom hardware in the world, perhaps even otherworldly hardware…all here at our Hudson Valley Foundry and Atelier.  Who do we talk to about having our hardware grace the International Space Station?

SA Baxter Door Knobs in Polished Nickel and Antique Brass

SA Baxter Door Knobs in Polished Nickel and Antique Brass

via cnn.com

Sochi Games Olympic Medals…The Use of Metals from Out of This World…Literally

All frosty international politics aside, these Olympic Medals for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games are otherworldly.

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Aside from the exquisite detail and color, what makes these olympic medals so special is the use of meteorite fragments.  You may recall the bright blazing footage of the Chelyabinsk meteorite blast from earlier this year – fragments of that meteorite were collected and will be fabricated into these gold and chondrite discs.

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To say these medals may be the most unusual Olympic metal handed out in history may be quite and understatement!

Via core77.com