Tutorials

How to Make a Brush-On Mold with Mold Shell [Part II]

How to Make a Brush-On Mold with Mold Shell [Part II]

Part I of this video tutorial demonstrates how to make a brush-on mold using tin-cured silicone rubber (TinSil® 80-30).In Part II, we comple...

How to Make a Brush-On Mold with Mold Shell [Part I]

How to Make a Brush-On Mold with Mold Shell [Part I]

Part I of this video tutorial demonstrates how to make a brush-on mold using tin-cured silicone rubber (TinSil® 80-30). In Part II, w...

Tek-Tip: Reduce Bubbles in Clear Casting Resin

Tek-Tip: Reduce Bubbles in Clear Casting Resin

Without the proper equipment, it can be difficult to achieve bubble-free castings with clear polyurethane casting resins such as Polyte...

Marbled Effect in Polyurethane Resin

Marbled Effect in Polyurethane Resin

An intrinsic “marbled” look can be a challenge to achieve with resin. It takes experimentation and it is extremely difficult t...

How to Make a Rubber “Glove” or “Sock” Mold

How to Make a Rubber “Glove” or “Sock” Mold

Glove molds, also referred to as sock molds, are one-piece rubber molds that can be turned back on themselves and peeled off. These mol...

How to Make a Rubber Mold of a Corbel

How to Make a Rubber Mold of a Corbel

This mold making and casting tutorial features the making of a poured, polyurethane block mold of a plastic corbel. P...

Spray-On PlatSil® Gel-25 Mold with Mold Shell

Spray-On PlatSil® Gel-25 Mold with Mold Shell

PlatSil® Gel-25 is a platinum-cured silicone rubber that is used for theatrical prosthetics, lifecasting and mold ma...

Mold Making Tutorial: Silicone Mold of Clay Sculpture

Mold Making Tutorial: Silicone Mold of Clay Sculpture

John Cannon of The Whimsical Gardens brought his clay sculpture to our facility to make a mold of the figure and then...

Mold Making: Poured Blanket Mold vs. Poured Block Mold

Mold Making: Poured Blanket Mold vs. Poured Block Mold

In this article, we will demonstrate two different mold making methods using the same plastic lion head model [pictured below]...

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...

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...