Advanced Techniques

Advanced Techniques

The next step in moldmaking. These videos and step-by-step tutorials show techniques which are for advanced users and include cavity molds, multi-part molds, and other ways to mold complicated originals. 

Whether you are interested in reproducing a sculpted figure, an antique picture frame, an industrial pattern, an architectural molding, a fossil, animal skin (taxidermy), the texture of a piece of fabric, or a toy, you start by making a rubber mold. Whether you want to make one or one thousand reproductions of an original, you can do it using a mold.

Whether your original model is made from clay, wax, plaster, sand, concrete, stone, metal, bone or almost any material, making a rubber mold makes it possible to reproduce that model – exactly.

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EpoxAmite® Used to Create Carbon Fiber Composite Parts

EpoxAmite® Used to Create Carbon Fiber Composite Parts

Nordan is a world renowned fabricator of performance composite parts for racing cars...

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Creating a Silicone Rubber Texture Mat for GFRC Panels

Creating a Silicone Rubber Texture Mat for GFRC Panels

Granary wall inside the barn features woodgrain textures that can be duplicated onto GFRC panels for a shower install.

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Making a Star Trek Klingon Disruptor with Mold Max® Silicone and Smooth-Cast®

Making a Star Trek Klingon Disruptor with Mold Max® Silicone and Smooth-Cast®

This tutorial outlines making a mold of a replica Klingon Disruptor pistol from the Star Trek television series.

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How to Make a 2-Piece Core Mold: Concrete Urn Example

How to Make a 2-Piece Core Mold: Concrete Urn Example

This tutorial outlines the steps for creating a two-piece cored mold using Reoflex® 40 urethane rubber from Smooth-On.

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Making a Brush-On Mold Using Dragon Skin® Silicone Rubber

Making a Brush-On Mold Using Dragon Skin® Silicone Rubber

The extreme flexibility of Dragon Skin makes it ideal for creating one piece glove molds.

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How To Rotocast Resin for Lightweight Displays

How To Rotocast Resin for Lightweight Displays

Smooth-Cast® 65D is used in a rotocasting machine to create full-sized display heads which only weigh 2 lbs. (0.9 kgs) each.

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Molding a Complex Original Model

Molding a Complex Original Model

Molding and casting a piece with delicate detail, complex angles and severe undercuts.

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Antler Reproductions Using Reverse Molding

Antler Reproductions Using Reverse Molding

In this how-to, Tony Breedlove uses a cavity pour technique that yields perfect antler castings every time.

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Avoiding an Expensive Repair By Using EZ-Spray® Rubber

Avoiding an Expensive Repair By Using EZ-Spray® Rubber

Using EZ-Spray silicone rubber to coat a degraded steel plate - eliminating a costly repair.

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