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Re: Technical term for current casting method of using silicone molds and gravity
Thanks, Jeff; I also call it gravity casting. Seaforth editors, for whom I am doing final edits for a book on ship models of WW II, want a specific term for this type of casting, the main production method on the continent.
I cast my models in the same way - I call it 'gravity casting'. It's certainly not 'die casting' as in pressure casting in metal dies.
Here is an image of all of the moulds I made to cast my KGV 'Tri-ang look' model back in 2016.
Here is one of the models.
Having said all of the above, there is a lot of technique involved in getting a successful casting and I have quite a high failure rate. I think the commercial manufacturers use a more sophisticated metal and control it more carefully than me. I also think they might use a type of silicone rubber that I have not got access to.
I am trying to find out if the current casting method used by European producers of pouring molten metal via gravity into a silicone mold has a accepted technical term. Appreciate any help.