Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) June 11, 2008 -- Metal Casting Zone has just released a new Forum section of their website that has all of the informative questions and answers on Lost Foam Metal Casting, Casting, and other Lost Foam Casting Information. This is part of a new forum on the metal casting community website that is all about Casting. Members and non-members can visit this Forum page on the Metal Casting website for free at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum.
Here is an excerpt from the new Metal Casting Forum Lost Foam Metal Casting information webpage:
âLost Foam Casting is a relatively new casting process compared to other metal casting procedures that date far back into antiquity. The first patent for Lost Foam Casting was made in 1958 but it was not until 1964 that what we know commonly as Lost Foam Casting was introduced.
Lost Foam Casting is a form of Investment Casting much like Lost Wax Casting. The key material of Lost Foam Casting is of course foam which is not used in other metal casting methods. The use of foam has many benefits to the artisan like ease of use and shaping and the relative inexpensive cost of the material. Each casting is going to be one of a kind since the original casting of foam is lost during the process.
The foam original will be replaced by the molten metal unlike the Lost Wax Casting where a wax mold is made of the original and then coated with a ceramic shell in preparation for the molten metal.â
There is plenty of more information on the new Lost Foam Metal Casting and Metal Casting Info of metal casting Forum Category that can be found by visiting: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum/lost-foam-casting. There is also a special going on now that allows members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the casting website. The Forum can be found at http://www.metalcastingzone.com/metal-casting-forum/lost-foam-casting. Users should check back often to the Lost Foam Metal Casting page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.