Mold-ready prints

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by jpidgeon, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. jpidgeon
    jpidgeon New Member
    So I'm wondering if any of the SW print materials are better for mold-making than others. Are some usable as a master for a silicone mold right out of the box, or would some post-print work (sanding, etc) be necessary regardless of what I used? -- Jeff
     
  2. Klink
    Klink New Member
    I have my master parts printed in SWF. I give the part a good coat of primer filler and maybe a light sanding if needed. If you decide to prime or not just make sure you use a good mold release as the surface is a bit porous and the rubber may stick.

    I have made a number of RTV molds this way and have had no issues using Alumilite mold making and casting supplies and Price-Driscoll's Ultra 4 Polyester mold release.

    Cheers