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Lost-wax process

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A method of casting metal or glass in a mold, the cavity of which, or the positive of the form to be made, is formed with wax which is then melted or burned off, and displaced by molten metal or glass.

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casting (process)

Narrower Terms used

centrifugal casting


11yrs ago

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