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Spin Doctor
01-05-2007, 11:24 AM
Over the Holidays I picked up some of those soft Silicon Rubber Baking pans. I wonder if the silicon material is available for making molds with this stuff. Seems to be it would be ideal for making molds for doing lost wax castings. Anyone know a source?

Evan
01-05-2007, 12:12 PM
Here is what you are looking for:

http://www.artsparx.com/store_moldingrubber.asp

Good to 400 degrees.

Lew Hartswick
01-05-2007, 12:18 PM
I hate to be a "nit picker" but silicon is a semimetalic element as transistors
etc. It is not something that goes with rubber. You mean silicone a different
thing altogether. ( I only know what you said not what you meant ) :-)
...lew...

Evan
01-05-2007, 12:34 PM
Yeah :D

When I read the thread title I thought he wanted to know about stuff like down hole drill bit monitoring equipment. They have silicon carbide transistors that can run at molten solder temps.

Spin Doctor
01-05-2007, 12:51 PM
I guess they need to add a Spell Check function to the BBS :rolleyes:

neonman
01-05-2007, 02:35 PM
Spin, you don't need special high temp rubber to cast the wax masters. I've made & used many loxt wax patterns made of just standard molding rubber..

Do a GOOGLE on "liquid rubber" and you will get many web sites which offer specs/suggested uses/sales of many kinds of molding rubber. SOme even have how to vidios.

neonman

PTSideshow
01-05-2007, 02:47 PM
http://www.freemansupply.com/JewelryInvestmentC.htm company make wax supplies and has dealers most places large and small mostly Grobet stores.
http://www.jgreer.com/silicone%20page.htm another source
http://www.hobbycast.net/video.htm great on screen videos of stuff
http://www.sculptor-iangb.com/mould.htm mould making
http://www.smooth-on.com The grandaddy of casting stuff and info , supplies major movie houses use thier stuff they have classes.
http://www.amerifare.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv? pewter casting place has high temp molds ect.
http://www.quantumsilicones.com/tips.php#typesofmolds
and if you can't find it in any of the above goto http://www.sculpture.net/community/index.php
join and they are very helpful with such questions and somebody always seems to have been there and did that before you. :D

JRouche
01-05-2007, 03:43 PM
I guess they need to add a Spell Check function to the BBS :rolleyes:

Naw, wouldnt help. They are both legitimate words...

Now, a dictionary??...:rolleyes: JRouche

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicone

DaHui
01-05-2007, 10:13 PM
http://www.jgreer.com/

If you want to support the small business owner I've done business with this guy before. Most places I found sell five gallon bucket fulls but you can buy as little as five pounds from him. No affiliation of course.