Tutorials

Tutorial: Silicone Blanket Mold with Foam Mold Shell

Tutorial: Silicone Blanket Mold with Foam Mold Shell

This tutorial features the making of a poured blanket mold (for general information on blanket molds, visit this “blanket mold: basics”...

Tutorial: Brush-On Rubber Mold of Decorative Architectural Element

Tutorial: Brush-On Rubber Mold of Decorative Architectural Element

The following tutorial features the making of a one-piece, brush-on Polygel® 35 polyurethane rubber mold and a two-piece Poly 1512...

Tutorial: How to Make a Silicone Rubber Candle Mold

Tutorial: How to Make a Silicone Rubber Candle Mold

The following tutorial details the process of making a silicone rubber mold for casting wax to make candles.Supplies Needed for Project...

Polygel® Spray-On Mold of 19-Foot Tall Mastodon Sculpture

Polygel® Spray-On Mold of 19-Foot Tall Mastodon Sculpture

Kent Ullberg is a highly acclaimed wildlife sculptor whose work spans the globe and can be found in numerous museums, municipalities, c...

Adding Fillers to Polyurethane Casting Resin

Adding Fillers to Polyurethane Casting Resin

There are a few common reasons that fillers are added to polyurethane casting resins (e.g., EasyFlo Series Liquid Plastics,...

Customer Project: Decorated Venus Figurine – EasyFlo Liquid Plastic

Customer Project: Decorated Venus Figurine – EasyFlo Liquid Plastic

At the Polytek March 2014 Mold Making & Casting Workshop, attendee Ro-Z Esposito (more info. on this artist at the end of the artic...

Blending Liquid Rubber & Plastic: Poly-Optic® Series

Blending Liquid Rubber & Plastic: Poly-Optic® Series

Poly-Optic 14-Series Casting Resins are two-part, room temperature curing, polyurethane systems that result in wa...

Plasticine Clay: Multiple Uses in Mold Making

Plasticine Clay: Multiple Uses in Mold Making

Poly Plasticine is a non-hardening, sulfur-free modeling clay. It is non-toxic, odorless, and has a smooth, firm consistency. It’s g...

Rubber Blanket Molds: The Basics

Rubber Blanket Molds: The Basics

The rubber blanket mold technique is a great method to master as a mold maker. For those unfamiliar with it, it can be a bit intimi...

How to Make a Rubber Mold to Reproduce Concrete Stepping Stones

How to Make a Rubber Mold to Reproduce Concrete Stepping Stones

The following tutorial details how to reproduce concrete stepping stones (or pavers) from an existing stepping stone. You mig...

Poured Blanket Mold of Architectural Element for Concrete Casting

Poured Blanket Mold of Architectural Element for Concrete Casting

Two times a year, Polytek holds a Mold Making & Casting Seminar & Workshop. Attendees are invited to bring their own models (there...

Customer Project: Cast Stone Magnolia Buds for Tattnall Square Park

Customer Project: Cast Stone Magnolia Buds for Tattnall Square Park

West Side Stone Works of Macon, Georgia took on a mold making and casting project to create cast stone magnolia buds that...