Prototyping & Inventing How‑To's

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.
Prototyping & Inventing
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Making a 2 Part Mold Using Mold Star® 15 Silicone

Making a 2 Part Mold Using Mold Star® 15 Silicone

This video outlines the 2-part block mold making technique using silicone rubber.

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Making a 2-Piece Mold Using OOMOO® Silicone

Making a 2-Piece Mold Using OOMOO® Silicone

Mold box construction, model preparation and release agent application for a 2 part pour on mold are covered in this video.

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Adding Color Effects To a 3D Printed Part Using XTC-3D®

Adding Color Effects To a 3D Printed Part Using XTC-3D®

This video demonstrates how to use XTC-3D epoxy coating to smooth and apply color to a 3D printed architectural model.

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How to Make a Silicone Mold of 3D Print

How to Make a Silicone Mold of 3D Print

This video demonstrates how to use Mold Star 20T to make a silicone mold of extruded PLA.

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Making a Silicone Mold of a Prototype Using Smooth-Sil™ 960

Making a Silicone Mold of a Prototype Using Smooth-Sil™ 960

The process of creating a very high accuracy silicone mold using platinum cure silicone.

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