The ceramic shell molds after de-waxing. 

The ceramic shell molds after de-waxing. 

The ceramic shell molds. Molten bronze will be poured into these openings, and out of the vents  

The ceramic shell molds. Molten bronze will be poured into these openings, and out of the vents  

After the shell is knocked off the finished cast. The pour cup and feeding system is still attached. These will be removed and the patch (lower left) will be welded back onto the belly. Patches allow the ceramic investment to coat the inside, creating a hollow final piece 

After the shell is knocked off the finished cast. The pour cup and feeding system is still attached. These will be removed and the patch (lower left) will be welded back onto the belly. Patches allow the ceramic investment to coat the inside, creating a hollow final piece 

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