Be Your Best at the Bench

With the right information, it is possible to increase profits by casting stones in place. You can increase productivity by reducing stone-setting time at the bench, bringing your product to the customer faster. Wax design. The first—and one of the most important—operations is properly setting the stones into the wax. Close tolerances are required here; it is crucial that there is enough wax to hold the stones in place. At the same time, the wax should be designed so that, when the wax is treed and invested, there is enough investment to securely hold the stones in place after the wax is melted away. One example of a poor design for this type of casting is a closed-channel design with princess-cut stones set girdle-to-girdle. As the wax melts away, there is investment on top of the stones to hold them but none underneath to secure them. When a model like this is cast, some or all

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