Molding & Casting

ERB281 Fab

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Tools for creating molds and materials for casting.

Machines/Equipment

Ultimaker 3

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3D print custom molds.

Training Required

Incubator

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Oven for heating and curing materials.

Training Required

Hot Plate & Stirrer

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Use for heating and/or mixing solutions.

Training Required

Vacuum Chamber and Pump

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Excellent for degassing silicone.

Training Required

Tools

Pipettes

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Transfer method for liquids, especially catalysts.

Countdown Timer

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Essential for keeping track of different curing times.

Smart Weigh Scales

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For weighing different materials.

Brayer

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Uses for applying thin layers of materials (e.g., silicone) to surfaces.

Borosilicate Chem Equipment

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Use to measure, mix, and transfer solutions.

Jewelry Casting Molds

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Use to create casts in a variety of materials in cluding resin, silicone, rubber, plaster, or cement.

Digital Thermometer

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For assessing environmental temperature conditions or monitoring endothermic/exothermic processes.

Training Required

Materials

TAP Platinum Silicone

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A forgiving and flexible mold and cast making material.

Training Required

TAP Clear-Lite Casting Resin

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Evocative casting material. Mix with colors and cast in layers to create different optical effects.

Training Required

MEKP Liquid Catalyst

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Used to activate resin curing.

Transparent Dye (1 oz)

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Add color to your resin.

EcoFlex Silicone

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Use to make casts or molds in silicone

Training Required

Acetone

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Useful for cleaning uncured silicone and resin.

99% Isopropyl Alcohol

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Useful for cleaning uncured silicone and resin.