To all you wax carvers and modelmakers out there, please know that
Adolfo Mattiello is a very skilled platinumsmith and modelmaker in
his own right. He worked for years with Flyer in New York. It was
during this time that he began to experiment with new wax formulas
because he wanted a better, more consistent wax to work with. And
being the inventive, brilliant and energetic man that he is, he came
up with easy-to-use, inexpensive tools to make his life as a
modelmaker easier. Over time, the tool and wax manufacturing took
over and he quit the jeweler/modelmaking business. He opened Du-Matt
Corp. to produce his waxes and tools. He also began writing books, to
which I have had the privilege of contributing input.
Adolfo runs his business with family and a small crew of dedicated
workers. He supervises everything because consistent, good products
are absolutely essential. He also product tests everything personally
which means a lot. He’s not just some chemical engineer or business
product manager, he’s a person with intimate knowledge of the needs
and requirements of professional jewelers and modelmakers.
I only use Matt waxes, primarily green and sometimes purple. I
rarely if ever encounter the air bubbles or contaminants (black hard
inclusions, fibers) that I used to find in other competitors’
I admit Adolfo is a dear friend and mentor, but I can unequivocally
say that I love his products and use them all the time.