The Lost Wax Casting Process
Art Castings of Colorado uses the lost wax casting process to cast both bronze and stainless steel sculptures. The lost wax process has been used since ancient times and produces exacting, finely detailed reproductions of the original work.
Many other foundries use the lost wax casting process but most of Art Castings clients will tell you that there are many things that clearly sets them apart from the competition.
The basic steps are the same whether you are creating stainless steel or bronze artwork – make a mold, pour the wax, “chase” the wax, create a ceramic shell, dewax and pour the metal, sandblast the cast metal, weld all the pieces together, chase the metal, apply patina and mount it to a base.