Tutorials

Tek-Tip: Tools & Techniques for Cutting Rubber Molds

Tek-Tip: Tools & Techniques for Cutting Rubber Molds

Some rubber molds require one or multiple cuts in order to remove the original model and subsequent castings. Here are some ...

Mold Making Tips: Mold Rubber Hardness

Mold Making Tips: Mold Rubber Hardness

Polytek® "Tek-Tip" videos feature information and tips related to mold making and casting.In this "Tek-Tip" video, we discuss mold rubber ha...

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...

Tek-Tip: Shelf Life & Storage of Polytek® Polyurethane Products

Tek-Tip: Shelf Life & Storage of Polytek® Polyurethane Products

Shelf LifeThe shelf life of all Polytek® liquid polyurethane products (rubber, plastic, foam) is six months from the date of...

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 Tutorial: Old-Growth Cypress Concrete TableTop

Mold Making Tutorial: Old-Growth Cypress Concrete TableTop

We recently visited SureCrete Design Products, a decorative and specialty concrete manufacturer, at their headquarters in Dade Cit...

Tek-Tip: How Cold Weather Affects Polytek® Products

Tek-Tip: How Cold Weather Affects Polytek® Products

 How cold temperatures affect the following Polytek ® products: NaturFormTM Latex Pol-Ease® 2601 Release Agent...

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...

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 a...

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....

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 int...

Tek-Tip: How to Store Rubber Molds to Extend Library Life

Tek-Tip: How to Store Rubber Molds to Extend Library Life

The Library Life of a rubber mold is the length of time a rubber mold will remain useful after being placed in storage. When proper...