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investment casting

noun, Metallurgy
1.
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.
Compare lost-wax process.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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