lost-wax casting

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lost-wax casting:

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[Fr.,=lost wax], sculptural process of metal casting that may be used for hollow and solid casting. The sculptor makes a model in plaster or clay that is then coated with wax. This model is then covered with a perforated plaster or clay mold.
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The lost-wax casting process dates back to ancient Greece, and involves many steps, beginning with creating a mold from wax and pouring molten silver into the mold.
Kichler presents this grand Sebastian scrolled iron chandelier made with the lost-wax casting technique, and featuring hand-stenciled filigree ornamentation on each glass shade.
The main advantage of lost-wax casting is extremely high quality of casting surface, which allows producing near-net-shape work-pieces practically without allowance for rough machining (Fig.
Whether an aspiring amateur looking for a rewarding hobby, or a seasoned artisan wanting to expand into the processes of lost-wax casting to create works of art and artistry, "Lost-Wax Casting" will prove an enduringly invaluable textbook and a highly recommended reference.
The Xpress-E-10A and Xpress-E-14A, include a top vent hole for jewelry lost-wax casting.
The first, beginning around 600 AD, entailed the adoption of lost-wax casting as its principal element, with the preferential selection of bells for this new medium.
It's said to be excellent for use as a core in lost-wax casting, since it has low ash content and leaves no residue in the cavity.
It includes rivetting videos demonstrating the processes, such as lost-wax casting, that are fundamental to so much sculpture yet are rarely fully explained by museums.
The object is probably made by lost-wax casting techniques.
is commercializing a selective laser sintering machine, the SLS Model 125, which builds wax models of molds for lost-wax casting, as well as mock-ups or prototypes of ABS or other plastics.
Cook employs an ancient method known as lost-wax casting to create the three-dimensional sculptured pieces that adorn the panels, which weigh about 20 pounds each.