For more than 40 years, AJM Magazine has earned its reputation as the Authority on Jewelry Manufacturing, and this book shows why. The AJM Guide to Lost-Wax Casting offers an abundance of best practices, handy tips, and troubleshooting techniques from the industry's leading experts. From creating trouble-free master models to building uniform trees to proper techniques for investing, burnout, and breakout, this books presents how to achieve consistently smooth, porosity-free castings. Also included are guides to stone-in-place casting; casting over 500 grams of platinum on one tree; and casting nickel-free white golds. A special Resource Section lists select suppliers of casting-related products.