During the analysis of the fracture surface, some casting defects were found in the bell, which should be avoided in the new casting. The crown was made using the lost wax process, for which a wax mold of the apostles was first created. Based on the findings obtained from MAGMASOFT®, feeding paths and radii were optimized. Casting took place at the Lauchhammer foundry. After its restoration, the crown could be reattached to the old bell in 2010 and finally installed at Meissen Cathedral. Since that time, we can again enjoy the sound of bells, which will bring out the Christmas spirit, especially in the coming days.
pictures: technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg