One half of a bronze mold for casting a socketed spear head dated to the period 1400-1000 BC. There are no known parallels for this mold.
Molding is the process of manufacturing by shaping pliable raw material using a rigid frame or model called a mold. Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, "making by hand" is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale
A mold or mould is a hollowed-out block that is filled with a liquid like plastic, glass, metal, or ceramic raw materials. Plastic is the general common term for a wide range of synthetic or semisynthetic organic solid materials suitable for the manufacture of industrial products Glass in the common sense refers to a Hard, Brittle, transparent Solid, such as that used for Windows many The M acro E xpansion T emplate A ttribute L anguage complements TAL, providing macros which allow the reuse of code across The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word κεραμικός ( keramikos) The liquid hardens or sets inside the mold, adopting its shape. A mold is the opposite of a cast (see casting). Casting is a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is (usually poured into a mold which The manufacturer who makes the molds is called moldmaker. Moldmaker (mouldmaker is the designation for a Profession in the Metalworking and Ceramics industry A release agent is typically used to make removal of the hardened/set substance from the mold easier. A release agent, also known as a de-moulding agent, "form oil" parting agent or form releaser, is a substance used in moulding and
Types of molding include: Powder metallurgy is a forming and fabrication technique consisting of three major processing stages The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word κεραμικός ( keramikos) Sintering is a method for making objects from powder, by heating the material (below its Melting point - solid state sintering until its particles adhere Plastic is the general common term for a wide range of synthetic or semisynthetic organic solid materials suitable for the manufacture of industrial products Injection molding (British moulding Reaction injection molding ( RIM molding) is similar to Injection molding except that a reaction occurs within the mold Compression molding is a method of Molding in which the molding material generally preheated is first placed in an open heated Mold cavity Transfer molding, like Compression molding, is a process where the amount of molding material (usually a Thermoset Plastic) is measured and inserted before Extrusion is a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile Blow molding (blow forming is a manufacturing process by which hollow Plastic parts are formed Rotational molding or moulding is a versatile process for creating many kinds of mostly hollow Plastic parts Thermoforming is a Manufacturing process for Thermoplastic sheet or film Vacuum forming, commonly known as vacuforming, is a simplified version of Thermoforming, whereby a sheet of Plastic is heated to a forming temperature A laminate is a material constructed by uniting two or more layers of material together Rotational molding or moulding is a versatile process for creating many kinds of mostly hollow Plastic parts
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