digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Fold-forming is a technique of metalworking whereby metal is folded, repeatedly forged and annealed, and unfolded; at which stage it generally has a dramatic new three-dimensional form.

The technique was invented in the late 1980s by Charles Lewton-Brain, an English-born goldsmith who lived and studied in Tanzania, the United States, and Germany before moving to Canada. Outside of the Industrial Revolution, the method represents the first major innovation in metalworking in thousands of years.[1] It can best be described as a combination of origami and traditional metalworking. By 1991, Lewton-Brain was winning awards for the technique and in 1997 workshops demonstrating the technique were at the core of the "Touch the Future" portion of the JCK International Jewelry Show in Orlando, Florida.

Hundreds of folds have now been categorized, and techniques now include use of traditional forging tools, rolling mills, and embedding wire and other objects into the folds.[2]


  1. ^ Revere, Alan. "THE INNOVATORS, PART IV: Charles Lewton-Brain: Goldsmith, Inventor, Teacher, Author, Publisher, Web Master" Professional Jeweller Magazine, June 1998, accessed 16 July 2006.
  2. ^ McCreight, Tim, ed. Metals Technic. Brynmorgen, 1992. pp 71-87 ISBN 0-9615984-3-3

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fold-forming — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
156763 videos foundNext > 

Form Folded Copper Shapes: A YouTube Favorite

In this video, Professor John Ahr demonstrates basic fold forming techniques using copper sheet metal. This is an easy technique that can be used to add vari...

Metal Fold Forming - Beaducation.com

Learn a three-dimensional forming technique. In this class, instructor Kim St. Jean, makes manipulating metal a breeze. Learn to fold, shape and texture meta...

#5 Spirale in Fold Forming (tutorial)

In questo tutorial vi spiego come realizzare una spirale in FoldForming ^_^ Canale: http://www.youtube.com/tre8bre Kia: http://www.youtube.com/user/kiarougel...

Fold Forming

A Beads Baubles and Jewels project. Expand your jewelry-making skills and give your pieces stunning dimension with the Rueger Fold technique that allows for ...

Squishy/Fold Forming Bracelet Tutorial

In this tutorial, Joni Kisro will be demonstrating how to create a Fold Formed bracelet using Kevin Potters tools from Potter USA!

#2 Fold Forming e Forgiatura (tutorial)

Sicuramente c'è chi padroneggia e conosce queste tecniche meglio di me, ma ho piacere a condividere con voi il mio percorso di apprendimento di queste tecnic...

Large Scale Fold Forming

http://www.customdesignmetalarts.com/ Forging decorative elements for metal sculpture with the fold forming technique. The forging is done cold. The forging ...


Mark Nelsong demonstrates foldforming techniques on Beads, Baubles and Jewels.

#4 Barchetta e baccello in Fold Forming (Tutorial)

Un piccolo tutorial per imparare come realizzare la barchetta e il baccello in Fold Forming: stessa forma ma proporzioni diverse ^_^ --- I link per acquistar...

Foldforming Jewelry and Sculpture

The technique used in these jewelry and sculptural pieces is called fold forming, developed by Charles Lewton-Brain. Antje Roitzsch used to do those and simi...

156763 videos foundNext > 

247 news items

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:22:30 -0700

State lawmakers on the Virginia Crime Commission are working to hammer out provisions to criminalize the act of impersonating another individual on-line. They're trying to get ahead of the new versions of fraud that are emerging in the digital age ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:33:54 -0700

In this campaign ad, GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land sips coffee after asking the viewer to "think about" accusations that she's waging a war on women. Terry Land YouTube. What is it that can make a certain cat video go crazy on the Internet? That ...


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:11:15 -0700

Swedish corvette HMS Stockholm patrols Jungfrufjarden in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, on Monday. Swedish authorities say they've detected "foreign underwater activity" thought to be a possible Russian submarine. Anders Wiklund EPA/Landov.


Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:37:46 -0700

Thomas Jefferson was a legend in his own time, and since then hundreds of books and articles have been written about him, so you might not expect to see more, but historian Jon Meacham, who was featured in Ken Burn's documentary about the Roosevelts, ...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:37:30 -0700

For me, 45 years ago today — Oct. 15, 1969 — was one of those rare days, a day you remember all your life. It was Game 4 of the World Series. Mets vs. Orioles. My Mets were up two games to one. And I was at Shea Stadium. I remember it as a crisp fall ...


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:28:16 -0700

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill near the Mursitpinar border crossing on Monday. Kai Pfaffensbach Reuters/Landov. Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled ...


Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:09:11 -0700

Some researchers have begun to question the notion that dolphins are the super-intelligent creatures they've been made out to be. Pavel Golovkin AP. Everyone loves dolphins. They're adorable, playful and super-intelligent, often called the geniuses of ...


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:17 -0700

A puppy waits at an adoption event in Miami last year. The city is now considering a ban on the sale of puppies in retail pet stores. Cities and towns in several states have passed similar bans, aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale puppy ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight