To create the highest quality metal castings, the technique known as ‘Lost Wax’ is widely acknowledged as the best process. Indeed, for rendering elaborate shapes and fine detailing, for us it is essential.
It is a method of metal casting in which molten metal is poured into a hard mould that has been created from a wax model. The wax model inside the mould is then melted and drained away leaving a negative space with a perfect reproduction of the model’s shape and surface detailing.
Requiring more time and skill than other methods, lost wax casting accounts for around 85% of all the brass casting carried out at the Collier Webb foundry.