Technical knowledges

Why are there bubbles on the surface of my rubber mold?

Bubbles that show up on the working surface of a cured rubber mold can ruin detail and result in a mold that is unusable. Bubbles can come from different sources and there are different variables (most controllable) that will affect the size and quantity of bubbles generated. Urethane Rubber Mold FAQ: I made a mold

How do I release silicone from silicone?

To release silicone rubber from silicone rubber, use a release agent that does not contain a significant amount of silicone oil.  we provide especially for releasing silicone rubber from silicone rubber and other surfaces. It goes on as a light mist coating and will not interfere with surface detail. Option: you can also use petroleum

What does ‘Shore Hardness’ mean?

The Technical Answer; There are different Shore Hardness scales for measuring the hardness of different materials. These scales were invented so that people can discuss these materials and have a common point of reference. The Shore A00 Scale measures rubbers and gels that are very soft.The Shore A Hardness Scale measures the hardness of flexible mold rubbers that range

What does the term “Shelf Life” of a material mean?

The shelf life of a material in its liquid state refers to how long it can sit on a shelf before it begins to lose its ability to function normally or sets up entirely in the container. You should know how long you can expect a material to last on the shelf to protect your

Why didn’t my mold rubber cure?

This is called “cure inhibition” Cure inhibition occurs when a surface contaminate prevents a material from curing as expected. Experiencing Inhibition When Making A Mold – When making a mold, cure inhibition occurs when contaminants on a model surface prevent the liquid mold rubber from properly curing. While the cured rubber mold may look fine,

5 Steps to Make a Perfect Silicone Mold – Platinum-cure silicone

5 Steps to Make a Perfect Silicone Mold – Platinum-cure silicone 1, Stir both Part A and Part B well before use. 2, Mix ratio A:B= 1:1 by weight. Weigh the desire amount of base into a clean mixing container. Weight the proper amount of catalyst into the container. Mix the base and catalyst together

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How to use epoxy casting resin?

How to use epoxy casting resin? Table of Contents Preparation – Avoid breathing fumes – use in a well-ventilated area at a minimum. NIOSH approved respirator is recommended. Wear safety glasses, long sleeves and rubber gloves to minimize skin contact. Materials should be stored and used in a room temperature environment (73°F/23°C). Elevated temperatures will

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Polyurethane Resin, Foam Decorative millwork

Polyurethane Resin, Foam Decorative millwork For casting statuary, home decor items, ornamental moldings, and decorative millwork. Silicone rubbers work very well for polyurethane resin and foam casting, capture excellent surface detail, offer exceptional dimensional stability and have unmatched lifetime and durability Previous Next Recommended options Edit Table

Mold making for Food-Related Products

Mold making for Food-Related Products candy molds ice molds and trays chocolate molds butter molds cake decorating and fondant molds Previous Next Recommended options

Sculpture and statues mold making rubber

Sculpture & Statues

Sculpture & Statues Liquid silicone rubber is used extensively in the reproduction of figurative sculpture. Original pieces are most often sculpted/carved from clay, wax or wood and a rubber mold is poured, brushed or sprayed onto this original to capture all detail and to allow flexible demolding from undercuts and negative drafts. Previous Next Recommended

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