Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming - June 15, 2016

What is this?  It's the place where the actual metal casting occurs at Eagle Bronze.

Once the ceramic mold is complete, it's brought here.  The first step is to heat the mold so that the wax melts and is removed.  Now we're ready for the final casting.

Bronze ingots are placed inside this cauldron, heated to around 2000 degrees, then poured into the ceramic mold.  Once that cools and solidifies, we have a bronze statue, but the process isn't finished.  The ceramic mold has to be removed, and then ...

The saga continues next week.

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