Step 1


Waxes, whether printed, hand-made or mold made, are cleaned and attached to a wax stem by sprues, creating a wax 'tree'. These stems create a channel which allows the metal to flow to individual pieces during casting.

Step 2


The trees are placed in a flask which is then filled with a plaster-like material called investment. This investment is left to harden.

Step 3


The invested flask is then placed in an oven, allowing the wax inside to burn out creating a cavity in the impression of the wax tree.

Step 4


The technique used varies by metal, but the process is the same: the metal of choice is melted and poured into the cavity of the flask, filling the wax impressions.

Step 5


After allowing the metal to cool, the now-casted flask is washed and cleaned to remove any trace of investment on the castings.

Step 6


The sprues are cut, separating each piece. The pieces are then carefully inspected for imperfections and are ready for finishing.