Welcome to the infinite world of MoldMaking & Casting!
In this class, you'll learn how tomake easy molds that will allow you to cast multiples of virtually any object – including 3Dprints – in a variety of materials, like soap, plaster, chocolate,crayon, resin, metal, and more!
In this introductory class, you’llgain a solid understanding of fundamental techniques that will empower you to tackle almost any mold making project.
You'll learn what undercuts are and how to recognizethem on your models, determine what kind of mold and mold material to use, how to buildand properly seal mold walls, and how to cast in numerous materials.
It may seem daunting, but I’m a productdesigner and ceramicist who has been making molds for over 15 years, and I'llbe with you every step of the way. I look forward to teaching you how tocast your way to a customized world!
Enter an Instructables Contest!
If you've used the skills you learned in this class to make something awesome, you might be able to write an instructable about it and enter it in our Hand Tools Only Contest to win some great prizes!
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Lesson 2: Mold Making & Casting Basics
In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the basics of the mold making and casting process.
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Lesson 3: Simple One Part Mold
Learn to make the simplest kind of mold - an open faced one part mold. This type of mold is used for 'relief' style models that have a flat back and no undercuts.
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Lesson 4: Flexible Block Molds
Flexible block molds are the jam! I'll show you how to make two versions of this incredibly versatile one part mold for two different kinds of models.
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Lesson 5: Two Part Molds
While flexible block molds will work for many different types of models, there are a few shapes that require a two part mold. I'll tell you what those shapes are and show you the two part mold ropes!
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!