Reforming the matrix
While we undertake a vast array of projects, ones that include casting are primal and elemental indeed. Practicing caution+precision in just the requisite amounts is the  warp and weft of the spell.

The entire pipeline goes something like this:

Inspiration --> CAD modelling --> 3D prototype --> Sand mold --> Molten metal --> Cleanup & polish --> Finished item!

We're constantly tinkering with the pipeline - learning and teaching new tools, problem solving for each complex shape.  It's a joy to watch people's minds tinker with the problem, polishing their skills and craftsmanship.