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mångata

Course: Product Realization: Design & Making

Assignment: Design and manufacture a product of your choice using welding, casting, turning, milling or machining as your core process.

mångata is a 2” spherical ice mold inspired by aluminum Japanese ice molds. Due to the natural material processes of aluminum, mångata is able to mold an ice sphere in under two minutes by melting down a 2” block of ice. This project was inspired by a challenge that I have faced over the last three summers while working as a bartender in an outdoor cocktail bar in lower Manhattan—drinks melt in the summer sun. Since ice spheres melt at a slower rate than cubes, I wanted to manufacture my own mold to avoid this problem in the future.

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