Taxonomy: Full Mold Casting

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Full-mold casting creates a metallic workpiece by pouring molten metal into a mold made of polystyrene foam covered in sand.

Overview of Process

Full-mold casting creates a metallic workpiece by first designing a mold using polystyrene foam, which is then surrounded by sand. When molten metal is poured into the mold, the foam vaporizes and the metal takes on the shape of the mold.

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