NEWS FROM THE POND

NEWS FROM THE POND

Lost Foam

The Technique of Bronze Casting

August 29th, 2013

Similar to the lost wax technique, the lost foam technique is a casting method that involves pouring molten metal over a carved foam pattern in order to create that same pattern/object in metal. In basic terms, an exact 3D model of the desired bronze (or other metal) object is first carved in foam. While the hobbyist might do this by hand, professional bronze foundries are increasingly turning to 3D foam carving technology in order to produce perfect 3D foam carvings from which to work.

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