What is smooth-on used for?
Smooth-On works with teachers and students at colleges and universities to educate people on how liquid rubbers, plastics, foams and other materials can be used for an infinite number of applications.
Which silicone is best for mold making?
Easy to Use Silicone Mold Rubber. Mold Star™ silicones cure to soft, strong rubbers which are tear resistant and exhibit very low long term shrinkage. Molds made with Mold Star™ will last a long time in your mold library and are good for casting wax, gypsum, resins, and other materials.
How do you clean a smooth mold release?
Soap – Wipe or brush the casting with a soap that has high alkali content. Cascade™ brand dishwashing gel is highly alkaline and also contains baking soda, which is an advantage. Solvents – Wipe or brush the casting with Acetone, Toluene, Isopropyl Alcohol or Mineral Spirits.
What is a squish mold?
Squish molds are called that because once they are made, you pour a small amount of the casting material into the cavity part of the mold and then place the convex part of the mold on top, essentially squishing the casting material into shape.
Is smooth on resin toxic?
Our liquid rubbers, plastics, foams, release agents, etc. are safe to use if directions are read and followed carefully. Not respecting these chemicals and exercising caution when using them can result in a trip to the hospital (see “sensitization” below).
How long does smooth on take to dry?
Curing – Allow to cure for 6 hours at room temperature (73°F/23°C) before demolding.
What diseases are caused by mold?
- Mold-induced asthma. In people allergic to mold, breathing in spores can trigger an asthma flare-up.
- Allergic fungal sinusitis. This results from an inflammatory reaction to fungus in the sinuses.
- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
How long do silicone molds last?
Platinum catalyst silicone molds (like our Food Grade silicone or silicone putty) last 20+ years when stored properly. Latex molds last 10-20 years when stored properly. Urethane rubber molds (like our 75A urethane rubber) last 20+ years when stored properly.
How long does mold release take to dry?
Drying time per coat is approximately 15-45 minutes (depending on thickness) with normal application. External factors such as humidity, proximity to sunlight, and the use of fans or heaters can cause drying time to vary. Film must be completely dry before proceeding with molding.
What removes mold release?
Immerse the molded parts into this bath, which will cause the silicone to rise to the top of the surface. Skim away the silicone and give the pieces a final hot water rinse. Let them air dry or use compressed air for drying. You can also use isopropyl alcohol to remove silicone-based mold release.
Is smooth on silicone toxic?
What are mold Max™ silicones and how do they work?
Mold Max™ Silicones are tin-cured silicone rubber compounds that have exceptional working properties and library life. Mold Max™ Silicones feature Smooth-On’s exclusive “Libra™” catalyst for long library life. Mold Max™ silicones can be pigmented with Silc Pig™ silicone colorants.
What is smooth-on?
It is a compilation of past high-profile concrete mold making projects and also features a never before seen project. Are you an Educator or Student? Smooth-On works with teachers and students at colleges and universities to educate people on how liquid rubbers, plastics, foams and other materials can be used for an infinite number of applications.
What is polysulfide rubber smooth-on?
Polysulfide Rubber Smooth-On has been making polysulfide rubber since World War II. Unlike other mold making materials, polysulfides are not bothered by sulfur or moisture present in many modeling clays favored by sculptors. They continue to be used by art bronze foundries and as an important part of the lost wax process.
Why choose smooth-on materials?
Smooth-On Materials for Cosplay applications. Fabrication of displays used in theme parks, zoos, aquariums and more. Smooth-On offers the widest variety of flame rated materials in the industry.