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Best injection wax & investment?


#1

Hi All, Great forum!! Well I’m a newbie to the list as well as metal
casting. I mainly been doing sci-fi sculpture for resin models but,
been wanting to get into jewelry sculpting/casting for a while. I’m
now in the process of buying all the things I need to get started.
Since I’ve never really casted metal before and don’t have much
knowledge at all on the process, I figured this would be a great
place to ask my beginners questions… I bought a vacuum cast machine
and I will be using perforated flasks to cast. What my question is,
What would you all suggest for good injection wax and investment
products for vacuum casting that would give the best results? I know
it’s one of those questions that will get a mixed response since
everyone has thier favorites. But I figured it would give me a good
idea of what to look for. Also could you suggest a good mailorder
website to pick up the wax and investment? At this point I feel like
I’m stumbling in the dark. But hey, You got to start somewhere.
Thanks for any help you all can provide.~~~John Guenther

Blix Studios (sculpture and model kits)
http://community-2.webtv.net/blixstudios/BLIXSTUDIOS/


#2

You will probably find many suggestions on the best investment. I
am sure each caster will swear that the investment he/she used is
the best.

There are many injection waxes. Each is formulated for a specific
duty. Some are very flexible. Some are carveable and some work best
for large flat objects. Information about the different properties
can be obtained in catalogs.

I recommend you call Rio Grande, Swest, Gesswein, Thunderbird
Supply, Indian Jewelry Supply and the many others that have been
listed on the forum and ask for catalogs.

If possible take a casting class where you can learn the basics of
casting. It would be a great help.

Good luck
Lee


#3

You will probably find many suggestions on the best investment. I am
s ure each caster will swear that the investment he/she used is the
best. There are many injection waxes. Each is formulated for a
specific duty. Some are very flexible. Some are carveable and some
work best for large flat objects. Information about the different
properties can be obtained in catalogs. I recommend you call Rio
Grande, Swest, Gesswein, Thunderbird Supply, Indian Jewelry Supply
and the many others that have been listed on the forum and ask for
catalogs. If possible take a casting class where you can learn the
basics of casting. It would be a great help. Good luck Lee