lost-wax process


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lost-wax process

[′lȯst¦waks ‚prä·səs]
(metallurgy)
A method used in investment casting in which a wax pattern between a two-layered mold is removed by melting and replaced with molten metal; used for casting bronze statues and in jewelry casting. Also known as investment process.
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This sensitive sculpture was cast in bronze, most likely using the lost-wax process.
Intrigued by sculpture, and captivated by the process, Spellerberg learned how to cast - making the molds and after the lost-wax process, doing the patina.
Kirwin proposes that Leonardo intended to cast the great horse not by means of the lost-wax process but in the way in which cannon were cast, and also that the total height of the horse may have been not 7.