Product Concept - Prototype Development - Production
It all starts with an idea for an invention or product that you think has commercial potential. On your way to developing your idea, you will need a three dimensional physical representation before you go to production and that's where Smooth-On rubber, plastic and foam materials come in. Smooth-On materials have been the tools used to make prototype models for over 60 years and are still instrumental today in bringing the world's most amazing products to market.
Who Uses Smooth-On Materials To Make Prototype Models?
Our prototyping client list includes Apple Computer, Dell Computer, NASA, SONY, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, The US Army, Boeing, Advanced Medical Devices, Martin Guitar, Disney, Bose, Moen and thousands of other industry leaders around the world.
If you can imagine it, you can create it using Smooth-On rubbers, plastics and foams.
In order to grow the business, Jen realized she needed a custom branded soap mold.
Jason and Jenny Wilhelm, owners of Dope on a Rope Soaps proudly share their mold making and casting process with us.
3D printer parts made with Smooth-Cast ONYX and Mold Star 15 molds.
Moen uses the full spectrum of Smooth-On tin and platinum-based silicone rubbers to develop and refine proposed design
Equine Digital Support System, Inc. is a company that specializes treating lower limb equine problems
Assisting School Age Kids To Excel In Science Competition With Smooth-On Materials
Rapid Technique LLC of England recently solved a daunting problem by using Smooth-Cast® 326 liquid plastic as a coating for their 3D prototypes.
Parts that are vacuum formed touch our lives every day including consumer packaging and advertising signs (McDonalds & Burger King).
Inventor Mike Gershwin of Evansville, IN, sat in traffic one day staring at the trailer hitch attached to the truck in front of him.
A recent Crystal Clear™ industrial application involved Ford Motor Company's restoration of "The Red Buses Of Glacier National Park" in Montana.
Smooth-On has been a supplier to manufacturers of sports and recreational equipment for years. An example of such products involves Indoor Rock Climbing Gyms.
After pouring thousands of tons of concrete to make a floor or platform, concrete finishers are called on to finish the concrete surface by smoothing out all surfaces.
AC Worx Orthopedic, LLC of Crookston, Minnesota was recently developing a concept for an orthopedic pillow based on a design by a surgeon intended to alleviate pain for spinal cord injury patients.
Watch how a CNC routed prototype turns into a durable urethane finished product
Mold Star® 15 is perfect for experienced mold makers or people just starting out.
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.
E-Z Spray® Expandable Foam Is Used To Create 'Hollow Rocks' to House Outdoor Speakers.
This sequence chronicles Mr. Ross's process in successfully reproducing this model using an advanced mold making technique.
This video demonstrates how to use XTC-3D epoxy coating to smooth and apply color to a 3D printed architectural model.
In this video, XTC-3D® Epoxy is used to coat a 3D piece printed in PLA.
This video shows how to make a 3D printed PLA object look like real metal using XTC-3D® epoxy.