Category - Casting XXX
Latex casting compounds are natural compounds and are used by professionals from different fields such as theater and entertainment. Brushable latex is very strong and flexible, and it is commonly used for concrete statuary and for making masks. In this tutorial we cast false face latex into a hydrocal mold. We allowed the latex to dwell for 1 hour and then dumped out the remaining liquid. Each kit comes with all the components needed to make theatrical foam rubber high solids, natural latex foam base, microcellular foaming agent, curing agent, gelling agent and mold release. Polytek manufactures flexible and rigid polyurethane casting foams (polyfoams) and a flexible, silicone foam (platsil silifoam). Polyfoam series foams are two-part, self-skinning polyurethane systems that are used to cast lightweight rigid or flexible objects with densities in the range of 3 to 20 lbft. Platsil silifoam is a two-part, platinum-cured silicone foam with a 15 lb. Polyfoam r-2 is a 11 mix (by weight or volume) polyurethane self-skinning rigid foam that has a free-rise density of 2 lb per cubic foot. Polyfoam rigid foams are excellent for casting functional as well as decorative objects that need to be lightweight and rigid. Casting plaster very much like plaster of paris except that it has a slower setting time. Two part system that cures in a matter of only a few minutes instead of hours. Casting polyurethane foams polyurethane foams are chemically similar to their resin and rubber counterparts, however, foam casting is very different from rubber or resin casting. Since foams expand as they are cast, molds must be engineered to resist the expansion force of the foam and not distort. effects artist frank ippolito shows you how to make simple silicone molds to cast and paint foam replicas of props like shop tools! We go over the moldmaking process and show how self-skinning. Here you will find a variety of flexible casting compound options for a variety of applications. We have everything from gelatin to elastigel, foam latex to mask making latex. Polyurethane foam silicone rubbers are usually recommended for use when casting polyurethane foam, as they last longer than polyurethane rubber molds and do not require application of a release agent (e.).