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Lost Wax Casting

Advantages of Lost Wax Casting (Also Called Investment Casting)

Lost wax casting or investment casting is the oldest known type of metal forming -- and we do mean old. Some of the techniques that we use today in lost wax casting can be dated back over 6,000 years. That is some incredible lasting power! We continue to use investment casting simply because it continues to be effective. We use investment casting to produce dentistry components, manufacturing parts, jewelry, and so much more.

The following is a look at just a few of the key advantages that this versatile and historic process has to offer:

  • Big range of sizes. The wax casting process can be used to cast parts of really any size. You can use this process for parts that are just a few ounces to castings weighing over 1,000 pounds.

  • Consistent with intricacies. Investment casting is a wonderful technique that can reliably create repeat casts, even when those casts have very intricate contours and tiny passages and canals.

  • Smooth and accurate. In addition to including every tiny passage you need, the results of a wax casting are also incredibly smooth and beautiful; as accurate on the outside as it is on the inside.


To learn more about the advantages of lost wax casting and why it might be the best technique for your upcoming project, contact our team at UB Metal Casting today.

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