Lost Wax Casting
Casting wax is the wax used to make molds and impressions for the construction of ceramic parts and metal parts. In general, the casting wax process consists of creating a mold slightly larger than the final desired size, pouring wax into the mold, removing the mold, pouring ceramic around the wax, allowing the wax to harden, melting the wax, then pouring the final material into the mold to harden. This casting process is known as the lost wax process, and is one of the oldest forms of mold creation in the world. The reason why this process is still in use today is because it is one of the most customized molding processes in the world. With lost wax casting, it is possible to create a huge variety of parts and pieces from metal and other materials.
Casting wax is used to create a huge variety of parts and pieces, including jewelry, electronic components, manufacturing parts, machine pieces, large ceramic objects, motors and other large metal pieces, and much more. This method of casting is so beneficial, that many ancient countries all over the world used similar casting methods, including China, Japan, India, Africa, and Middle Eastern countries.
Since the process of lost wax casting is so old, it is somewhat surprising that it is still in use today, but no one has found a replacement for the process that works better, provides more detailed results, or is more cost-effective for this casting method. For this reason, factories all over the world still use this inexpensive casting method to create nearly everything under the sun from toilets to 3D sculptures.