Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) May 26, 2008 -- Bronze Casting Information and stats on the Bronze Casting Process and Bronze Foundry can now be found at a new section on Metal Casting website that is all about Bronze Casting. The new Bronze Casting section can be accessed by users and non-users by visiting the following web address: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/bronze-casting/.
Here is an excerpt from the Bronze Casting section page on Metal Casting Zone:
âBronze has been the most sought-after metal for cast metal sculptures in the bygone years. Bronze alloys have a desirable and unusual property to expand slightly prior to their setting. This helps a great deal in filling every corner of the mold. Their ductility and strength causes them to be molded into any form. However, bronze has a basic disadvantage of not being durable. Hence, there are hardly any traces of ancient bronze statues found. Bronze casting generally takes place by a process called lost-wax casting. Though, centrifugal and sand castings are also employed, around 90% of bronze casting takes place through lost-wax casting.
Lost-wax method: Lost-wax casting, in the industry, is better known as investment casting. It is costlier than die and sand casting, but outshines them in terms of accuracy. It is easily possible to make complicated structures through âlost-wax castingâ. The process can be described as follows:
Sculpting: First, the original artwork is created by the artist from clay, wax, or some other material. Mostly, clay (oil-based) and wax are used due to their property of retention of softness.â
The new Bronze Casting webpage is there to provide users with all of the information they need on the Bronze Casting Process and learning the basics of Bronze Foundry. It can be visited for free at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/bronze-casting/. This new section of Bronze Casting information will continue to be updated with the latest and greatest information on the basics of Bronze Casting at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com.