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Smooth-On Alja-Safe alginate and Body Double silicone rubber have become Hollywood favorites and industry standards for capturing / reproducing detail from the human body.  Formulated to be entirely skin safe mold materials (both are certified skin safe), these products are used for;

Image of life casting a hand with alginate.
Small projects – Application example;  reproducing infant’s hands and feet to make forever-lasting  castings of a new birth event.  Also, reproducing finger prints by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies).

Intermediate projects – Application example; reproducing detail of someone’s fingers, hands, feet or a face for school art projects, making movie special effects or making orthotic and orthopedic appliances, making medical training aids and more.

Image of a full body life casting with skin safe silicone.
Large projects – reproducing a torso (face to mid-section) or entire body (head to toe) for making movie special effects, castings for museums, medical training aids and more.

Body Double is also used for a variety of mold making applications because it cures quickly relative to other mold materials

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Lifecasting Tutorial: Making a Mold of a Head using Body Double Silicone

How To Make a Silicone Mold of a Hand - Ecoflex® 00-35

Making a resin casting of a hand using Alja Safe and Smooth Cast 300Q

Alja-Safe® Acrobat® Lifecasting Alginate

Using Alja-Safe® Alginate To Make Molds Of Body Parts

Martha Stewart Making a Mold of a Hand Using Alja-Safe®

Making a Mold of a Face Using Alja-Safe Alginate

Lifecasting A Face Using Body Double

Lifecasting A Female Torso Using Body Double Silicone Rubber

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