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.

Featured Step-by-Step How-To's

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Creating a Kiln Formed Glass Sign for Retail Kiosks

Creating a Kiln Formed Glass Sign for Retail Kiosks

Learn how Greg Schadt of Gravity Glas Design created an amazing kiln-formed sign.

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Creating a Replacement Car Lens Using Crystal Clear 202

Creating a Replacement Car Lens Using Crystal Clear 202

How you can replicate a tail light lens of any car using optically-clear resin.

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Creating a High Temperature Tool Using EpoxAmite™ HT and EpoxAcoat™ HT

Creating a High Temperature Tool Using EpoxAmite™ HT and EpoxAcoat™ HT

High temperature tooling resins play an important role in creating composite parts and are a low cost alternative to metal molds.

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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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What People Have Done With These Materials

Restoring an Historic Concrete Seal at Princeton University

Restoring an Historic Concrete Seal at Princeton University

Watch How John Paolini, from Paolini Cast Stone, Restored an Historic Concrete Seal

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