Investment Casting Method

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What is the “lost wax” investment casting method?

Investment Casting Method

The lost wax investment casting method is used to make sterling silver belt buckles and other types of metal jewelry. First, a belt buckle design is sculpted in wax. Next, the wax sculpture is covered with plaster and allowed to dry. The plaster covered sculpture is baked in a kiln, and the wax melts away to leave a plaster mold. Sterling silver is then poured into the mold. After cooling, the plaster is broken off to reveal the sterling silver buckle casting.

   

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