Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) May 25, 2008 -- Lost Wax Casting Information and all about Casting Wax and Lost Wax Casting Process at a new section on Metal Casting website that is all about Lost Wax Casting. The new Casting section can be accessed by users and non-users by visiting the following web address: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/lost-wax-casting/.
Here is an excerpt from the Lost Wax Casting section page on Metal Casting Zone:
âLost Wax Casting is known as Cire Perdue in French. It is a process in which an artistâs sculpture is used to cast bronze. The Lost Wax Casting method is also known as Investment Casting in the modern industrial world. This is a very ancient method used for casting small bronze sculptures, but today it is used to make many different artifacts and the process varies from foundry to foundry. Today this developed method of Lost Wax Casting is used to make articles like fine jewelery, show pieces, dental restoration, a few specific industrial parts and also some machine tools.
Process of Lost Wax Casting:
Rough Sculptor making: A creative artist makes an original sculptor or mold or an artwork by using raw material like wax, plaster of Paris or clay. A mixture of oil based clay and wax is preferred as these materials retain their softness.
Final Mold Making: A mold is then made as per the original sculptor. The mold is made up of two pieces and a key with shim is placed between the two pieces during construction so the mold can be put accurately back together. Molds are generally made using plaster or fiberglass or any other material that may be suitable. An inner mold of latex or vinyl or silicone is put pup preserve the details of the original art work.â
The new Casting Wax webpage is there to provide users with all of the information they need on Lost Wax Casting and learning the basics of Casting Wax. It can be visited for free at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com/lost-wax-casting/. This new section of Lost Wax Casting information will continue to be updated with the latest and greatest information on the basics of casting torches at: http://www.metalcastingzone.com.