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lost-wax process[′lȯst¦waks ‚prä·səs]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.