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Stampmaker [message #49276] Fri, 01 June 2012 13:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar MichaelMueller  is currently offline MichaelMueller
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Hi,
I like stamps a lot, so I was happy to find out, that there is an easy and cheap way to make stamps by using Shapways and Sugru!
You probably know Sugru already. If not, it's an air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand. It bonds to most materials and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. This is perfect for making stamps.
I made a negative-stamp-form via Shapeways and pressed it on a thin layer of Sugru.
Here are some photos of the first attempt. I'm already happy with the result, but I'm sure it can be still optimized. The good thing: you can make as much stamps as you like and you don't need much of the Sugru material, so it's also very cheap! Smile

http://images.cdn1.shapeways.com/model/picture/640x476_523703_445242_1338554456.jpg

http://images.cdn1.shapeways.com/model/picture/640x476_523703_445264_1338556007.jpg

http://images.cdn1.shapeways.com/model/picture/640x476_523703_445235_1338554110.jpg

[Updated on: Fri, 01 June 2012 13:12 UTC]


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Re: Stampmaker [message #49283 is a reply to message #49276 ] Fri, 01 June 2012 14:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome stuff! I've seen several questions about making stamps with Shapeways recently. Hopefully this will help bridge that gap!


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Re: Stampmaker [message #49285 is a reply to message #49283 ] Fri, 01 June 2012 15:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sugru looks like a nice material. Did you have to use mold release or something else, or does it come out of the mold easily after curing?
Re: Stampmaker [message #49286 is a reply to message #49285 ] Fri, 01 June 2012 15:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Tessman.
Sugru is really nice stuff. If you use liquid soap, it detaches easily!


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Re: Stampmaker [message #49292 is a reply to message #49276 ] Fri, 01 June 2012 17:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I checked out the site, what's the resulting material feel like? Looks like it would cure into a hard plastic like feel? I see a screw head made for one part on the site.


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Re: Stampmaker [message #49320 is a reply to message #49292 ] Fri, 01 June 2012 22:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Michael,
Sugru keeps flexible after it's dry. It's like a rubber, only a little stronger.


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Re: Stampmaker [message #49393 is a reply to message #49276 ] Mon, 04 June 2012 16:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,
I've added a thread about making stamps with Sugru. Don't know it this is needed cause it's kind of easy but maybe it's helpfull anyway...
Home » Community » Instructions » Make stamps by using Shapeways and Sugru


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Re: Stampmaker [message #49418 is a reply to message #49276 ] Tue, 05 June 2012 11:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Brilliant idea! Nod

I got me some Sugru a few months back and I love it!
Great for disarming sharp points around the house, adding grips, sealing things etc.
I expected a more rubbery feel, but plain Sugru actually feels quite plastic-like smooth on the surface, while structurally remaining rubber-like flexible.
There's all sorts of ways to finish the surface after applying it though, haven't tried that though.


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Re: Stampmaker [message #50036 is a reply to message #49276 ] Tue, 19 June 2012 17:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey, your tutorial made it onto Sugru's GALLERY page!

Glenn


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Re: Stampmaker [message #50038 is a reply to message #50036 ] Tue, 19 June 2012 18:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Glenn,
I've posted the tutorial on the Sugru page, too.
I won five packages sugru, a t-shirt and the sexy title "guru of the month". Awesome! Wink


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Re: Stampmaker [message #50041 is a reply to message #50038 ] Tue, 19 June 2012 19:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michael Mueller wrote on Tue, 19 June 2012 18:28

Hey Glenn,
I've posted the tutorial on the Sugru page, too.
I won five packages sugru, a t-shirt and the sexy title "Suguru of the month". Awesome! Wink


Wink

Awsome stuff!
Re: Stampmaker [message #50116 is a reply to message #49276 ] Wed, 20 June 2012 16:46 UTC Go to previous message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Haha, good stuff. Never heard of it until now. I'm going to have to get some. Looks like I can only order it online... but, hey, at least it's not shipped UPS!!


Glenn


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