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Casting (metalworking)

pouring liquid metal into a mold
Casting iron in a sand mold.

In metalworking, casting is the act of pouring liquid metal in to a mold. When it hardens it is sometimes called a cast or casting.

Casting processes have been used for thousands of years. It is widely used for making sculptures, jewellery, weapons and tools.

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