Definitions for "Lost Wax Process"
Keywords:  wax, bronze, molten, cast, sculpture
Another name for investment casting.
a casting process in which an original wax sculpture, having been "invested" in a refractory mold material, is "lost" or evacuated from the interior cavities of the mold by heating the mold. Generally, the cavity is then filled with molten metal such as bronze or silver.
A casting process in which the figure is carved in wax and covered with clay. When the figure is heated, the wax melts, escaping through holes in the clay. Molten bronze is poured into the now-empty clay shell. Final fine detailing is done directly on the bronze casting. (Also known as Investment Casting or Cire Perdue.) TO TOP