Solid/Block Mold Casting
Solid/block mold lost wax casting is an established method of industrial mold casting. The investment powder is mixed with water to create a mixture that is typically poured around a wax pattern and allowed to set or harden. After proper curing, the pattern is removed by either steam or dry heat to create a hollow void. This void is then filled with molten metal.
Plaster Mold Casting
Plaster mold casting utilizes reusable patterns that are physically removed from the mold pattern. In this process, MCP™ 15 metal casting plaster is mixed with water and poured over the pattern. After the plaster has set, or hardened, the pattern is pulled from the plaster mold. This mold is then cured in an oven to remove moisture before molten metal is poured.
Glass casting applies the solid/block mold casting process of mixing investment with water to create a slurry, which is then poured around a wax pattern and allowed to set or harden. After proper curing, the pattern is removed by either steam or dry heat to create a hollow void. This void is then filled with glass frit, glass chunks or crucible poured glass. The glass is heated to appropriate melting temperature and cooled to complete the casting. R&R has a complete line of materials for casting glass. For more information, visit: www.glass-cast.com.
At R&R, we are dedicated to supporting industrial lost wax block mold applications, metal casting plaster applications and glass casting applications as well.
Lost Wax Block Mold/Solid Mold Investments for Non-Ferrous Castings
Metal Casting Plasters
Glass-Cast™ Investments (www.glass-cast.com)
R&R’s sales and technical teams work with you to identify your casting goals and customize a system that meets those needs. To schedule an appointment, contact your R&R Regional Manager or R&R’s technical team at 800.253.4502.