Foundry Molding

 

Ceramic shell lost-wax molding:

The ceramic shell process allows for maximum retention of detail and complexity in cast forms. Finished waxes are dipped in a ceramic slurry and coated with various grades of sand to create a hard shell mold. When the mold is complete, it is fired in a kiln to vitrify the ceramic and evacuate the wax. This is also known as the lost-wax process. 

 

Resin bonded sand molding:

With this process foundry molds can be made from almost any existing object, wax or not, by block molding the object in sand mixed with resin. With this process larger forms can be cast with a greater degree of geometric accuracy.

Ceramic shell mold production in process.

Firing ceramic shell molds in the burn-out kiln.

Ceramic shell molding in process.

Ceramic shell molds mid process.

Finished ceramic shell molds.

Ceramic shell mold mid process.

Ceramic shell mold mid process.

Ceramic shell mold in burn-out kiln.

Burnt-out shells molds ready to be poured.

Ceramic shell molds in process.

Ceramic shell molds ready for burn-out.

Ceramic shell mold in process.

Ceramic shell molds in process.

Ceramic shell mold in process.

Ceramic shell molds in process.

Ceramic shell molds in process.

Ceramic shell molds in process.

Ceramic shell molds ready to burn out.

Sand mold with pattern.

Resin bonded sand molds in process.

Finished resin bonded sand molds, ready for pouring.

Opened sand molds post-pour.

Finished sand molds ready for pouring.

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