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More suggestions on Molding material?
« on: 01:21 PM - 07/22/14 »
First let me say thank to the Users who recommended Sugru to me, I purchased some yesterday yesterday and that is some good stuff.........my wife act up anytime soon I know where to start with her replacement... ;D , . I have a question, I now know what to buy for rubber molds but is there a mold material (human safe of course) that I can use my dremel on and then maybe add some Sugru on...a combo fix, I have so many things I plan to fix? Thank You in advance.



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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #1 on: 01:32 PM - 07/22/14 »
http://www.amazon.com/InstaMorph-Moldable-Plastic-12-oz/dp/B003QKLJKQ

Plastic that cures when cool. It's also reusable. There is a video review in the review section of it's product page.
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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #2 on: 04:08 PM - 07/22/14 »
I really want to strip out a Nav controller and mould a complete new casing, I just wished I knew where to start,lol.

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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #3 on: 05:57 PM - 07/22/14 »
Instamorph may have too low a melting point to use as a casing for electronic components. Just a thought.
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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #4 on: 11:26 PM - 07/22/14 »
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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #5 on: 11:58 PM - 07/22/14 »
Good point. Take what mcdonamw said into consideration.
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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #6 on: 11:48 AM - 07/23/14 »
http://www.amazon.com/InstaMorph-Moldable-Plastic-12-oz/dp/B003QKLJKQ

Plastic that cures when cool. It's also reusable. There is a video review in the review section of it's product page.

Thank You, I'm ordering some now.



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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #7 on: 11:59 AM - 07/23/14 »
Sugru is amazing... wow... now I can fix my kids stuff.... instead of throwing it away.  ordered!
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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #8 on: 01:12 PM - 07/23/14 »
Does anyone know how to ugh sugru is? E. G. if used to repair say scissor handles would it handle the pressure?

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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #9 on: 01:14 PM - 07/23/14 »
Its quite strong, small scissors not much handle to replace yeah why not. Sugru may be more expensive than new scissors.     
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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #10 on: 03:33 PM - 07/23/14 »
Lol wasn't even considering cost. Just an example. Thanks though.

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Re: More suggestions on Molding material?
« Reply #11 on: 05:02 PM - 07/23/14 »
Alumilite is good. They have different variations, doesn't melt and can be machined with wood working tools. I have used nylon but requires some equipment for injection mmolding.

Repro rubber is a two part mixture. Handle it like playdoh. Sets in 5 mins. A utility knife will cut it. Not great for the cast(soft) but better for mock up and building the surface your making mold tool from.

Im not sure of what your doing exactly but I used Ostalloy for temporary things and need to reuse it. Its metallic with low melthing point. A lighter will melt this and will harden quickly at room temp.
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