The art of making medallions, Part II

Die casting is the next level of making medals. The process involves flowing molten metal into a mold containing the image. Zinc is the most commonly used metal in die casting because of its low melting point. The die itself can be made of polished steel, rubber or silicone rubber.

Die cast medallic are usually less expensive than die struck products since the process is simpler and uses non-precious metals. The process also produces the greatest number of pieces per hour compared to other manufacturing process., making it well-suited for larger quantities of identical pieces.


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