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How To Get Into Lost Wax Casting (with A Dash Of 3D Printing)

How To Get Into Lost Wax Casting (with A Dash Of 3D Printing)

Written by David

December 9, 2020

I’ve always thought that there are three things you can do with metal: cut it, bend it, and join it.

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Sure, I knew you could melt it, but that was always something that happened in big foundries- you design something and ship it off to be cast in some large angular building churning out smoke. After all, melting most metals is hard. Silver melts at 1,763 °F. Copper at 1,983 °F. Not only do you need to create an environment that can hit those temperatures, but you need to build it from materials that can withstand them. Turns out, melting metal is not so bad. Surprisingly, I’ve found that the hardest part of the processfor an engineer like myself at least, is creating the pattern to be replicated in metal. That part is pure art, but thankfully I learned that we can use technology to cheat a bit. When […]

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