These videos and step-by-step photo tutorials will introduce you to basic techniques for successful moldmaking. These tutorials are suitable for beginners.
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.
Smooth-On is here to take the guesswork out of making flexible molds and castings
Jon N. shows us how he creates a mold for his Thundercats shield.
AquaCon® is a water based concrete release agent that aids in releasing concrete castings from Smooth-On rubber molds
Mold Star® 15 is an easy to use Shore 15A platinum silicone that is mixed 1A:1B by volume.
Mold Star® 15 is perfect for experienced mold makers or people just starting out.
This mold making tutorial video shows how to make a one piece silicone block mold using OOMOO® silicone rubber
This video outlines the 2-part block mold making technique using silicone rubber.
Mold box construction, model preparation and release agent application for a 2 part pour on mold are covered in this video.
This tutorial shows how to create a Rebound™ 25 brush on silicone mold of a figurine