Historically, the casting process is the origin of all procedures and dates back to around 3,000 BC. In the beginning, the lost wax process was used for casting art. For example, sculptures and bronze statues were created using the process.
The industrial use of investment casting began in the early 20th century with the manufacture of dentures by dentists and dental technicians. However, only low-melting metals could be cast at first.
In 1929, with the introduction of ethyl silicate as a binding agent, castings could also be made from high-melting alloys (cast steel).
Today, the casting materials are comprehensive. Investment casting is used throughout the industry.