For this learning module, you will need:
From silicone to foam read on to find out all about making your own moulds!
Silicone is an excellent choice for making moulds as it is both; flexible which helps you out with those undercuts; and durable which means you can make thousands of the same thing! With knowledge of how to use such a versatile material, you will be making moulds of everything around you before you know it.
Whilst silicone is great for making strong flexible moulds that allow you to cast into them over and over again... sometimes you only need to replicate stuff once. Making a silicone mould can be time consuming, so if your model is simple and you don't need more than one casting, try these other mould making methods instead.
Now you know how to make a lovely mould, the next question is what are you going to put in it?
Get casting! If you get stuck, reach out to us here at UNSW Making, drop in to see us or find us on Teams.
If you are looking to enhance your casting and model making skills follow these links to find where to purchase materials plus more online tutorials!
If you want to learn and/or increase your skills in casting and mould making don't hesitate to come and chat to a friendly Makerspace staff member. Make sure you complete the Badges that the UNSW Makerspace Network has for you!