wax pattern

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wax pat·tern

a pattern of wax that, when invested and burned out or otherwise eliminated, will produce a mold in which a casting may be made.
Synonym(s): wax form

wax pattern

A molded or carved pattern in wax used extensively in dentistry and jewelry-making whereby casts are made using the lost wax technique.

wax pat·tern

(waks patĕrn)
Casting wax molded or carved to replicate a restoration to replace missing tooth structure or to produce a metal framework for a removable prosthesis.
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After melting out the wax form, I have a rigid wire sculpture, often a mobile or free-standing form.
After application of another layer of separating medium, the entire working cast with the second part of the mold was boxed and type III stone was poured to completely cover the rest of the wax form and the outer surface of the second part of the mold.
Fluid temperatures may drop below the wax appearance point with the result that small particles of wax form.
London, June 30 (ANI): US President Barack Obama with newly acquired grey hair travelled to the Eiffel tower in wax form along with two bodyguards.
Using an impression made from a patient's limb, medical artists and sculptors cast a wax form that allows them to use as much of the detail of nature as possible.
Tecnoflon FPA1, available in wax form, is said to optimize mold efficiency by preventing the adhesion of parts to the mold.
The wax forms crystals--50 to 200 microns in size--that can quickly plug the fuel filter.
The well dispersed EG in the presence of wax forms a more effective char shield than the agglomerated EG in the EVA/EG composite, hence the lower SPR values because of the formation of an effective intumescent char shield, which is strong enough to resist heat from the cone calorimeter and prevent material from cracking and pursuing further degradation [28],
Honeycomb wax forms the outside of the Honeycomb Candle Collection featuring pillars and tapers, evoking a Colonial feel while keeping a room warmly lit.
Removing the wax forms a mold with an extremely smooth surface and precise dimensional tolerance.
Then wax is put into the rubber mould and the wax forms the next image.
Single pieces are suspended from a sinewy tangle of wire and string; the gauze and wax forms are misshapen, discolored, and awkwardly made.