Estimating the amount of material needed for a project can be a difficult task. Not having enough material or having too much left over is not only frustrating, but costly. To assist you with these calculations, we are happy to provide the following tools.
Pour On Mold Estimator
Estimate how much material is needed for a pour on mold.
Brush On Mold Estimator
Estimate how much material is needed for a brush on mold.
Estimate how much material is needed to cast into your mold or form.
Estimate how much material is needed to coat a surface with material.
Although we do our best to ensure the accuracy of these tools, Smooth-On offers no warranty either expressed or implied as to the reliability of the information contained herein. Smooth-On assumes no liability for loss or damage associated with use of these calculators. If this is a critical project, we encourage you to verify the results using the long-hand method of correlating the yield of the material with the dimensions of your model and/or mold box.
Accounting for Waste
You may consider adding 5% – 10% to any material estimate to account for waste, such as material sticking to the sides of your mixing containers, stir sticks, etc. In almost all cases, it is better to have too much material on-hand than not enough.
Determine the volume and surface area for common geometric shapes.
Convert the net weight of a material to a volume.
Convert the net weight of a material to a linear coverage at a specified thickness.
By Weight Mix Ratio
Determine the weight of Parts A & B that will be needed for a particular material.
Smooth-On continues to manufacture and is maintaining normal levels of raw material / finished goods inventories. Considered an essential business as defined by CISA, we will continue to manufacture / ship materials during the COVID-19 epidemic.