In this baseball scenario, the scan of the model is prepared as a high-density electronic file with over a million points of information per second captured on the geometry of the proposed statue. This file is then posted in the cloud and downloaded by a local foundry. The foundry takes the point data and prepares a mold for the statues, which often measure up to 8’ in height. The brass is poured to produce a statue, then meticulously sculpted by Tom Tsuchiya into his final creation. As the photos here attest, the statues and plaques made for Reds Hall of Famers Tony Perez, Johnny Bench, and others evoked some strong emotions and memories.
Co-Presidents at Exact, Steve Young and Dean Solberg, are big sports fans, so this project was truly a labor of love. As Young, supervisor of the Cincinnati facility, explains, “We didn’t see a dry eye at the celebration for Tony Perez, a true gentleman and one of the brightest stars in a very crowded sky, that day.” Joining Perez for this momentous occasion were fellow teammates Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and other members from the famous “Big Red Machine” of the 1970’s.