Basically bronze is an alloy of tin and copper
Bronze Casting is one of the most ancient methods of creating things from the earth. Before the discovery of iron and steel, bronze was found to be abundant in nature. It can be found in iron, pottery, weapons, armor, toys, statues and a number of other things. Because of this, it is one of the most important things to know about when you are thinking about the Bronze Age.
Found mostly in South America, Australia and some parts of Africa. Bronze Casting has been used for thousands of years and is used today for things such as cast bronze weapons to make them more durable, and ornamental ironwork. It is also used to create things like statues, bowls, platters, swords, and a number of other things.
Bronze was most commonly used to make things like cannons
Bronze Casting generally begins with a hot alloy being mixed with a mixture of molten copper. These mixtures are then forced through a process of turning and heating, until the mixture becomes malleable enough to shape. Once the malleability is found, it is manipulated into the shapes that are needed to create the object that is being cast. This entire process can take a number of hours to complete.
Cannons are very large cannonballs, with a long cylindrical shape, and are traditionally made out of iron. However, bronze has now been found to be just as effective, if not better, than iron in its use of having a circular shape. It has the same diameter, but is much less heavy than iron.
Bronze Casting is a very old form of metal casting
Other things like aircraft and space shuttles are made from bronze. There is a very big difference between the weight of aluminum and that of bronze. Aluminum is very light, and because it is lighter it is easier to shape and mold into the precise shape that is needed. However, a great advantage that bronze has is that it is stronger than aluminum, which makes it ideal for things like fighter planes. It will not bend or break into the wrong shape when being shot.
Many people do it themselves, and it is considered to be quite a fun hobby. However, you should keep in mind that there are different types of bronze, and if you have no experience in this area you should not do it on your own. You should always consult with an expert if you are doing more than one type of casting.