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invest'ment cast"ing



Metall.
a casting process in which an expendable pattern is surrounded by an investment compound and then baked so that the investment is hardened to form a mold and the pattern material may be melted and run off. Also called precision casting. Cf. lost-wax process.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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