Resin Casting Tips Tricks Tools and Hacks for your molding projects

Resin Casting Tips Tricks Tools and Hacks for your molding projects


whether you just started casting
yesterday or you’ve been casting it for years I’m gonna show you seven resin
tips and tricks my name is Eric Strebel I’m an industrial designer welcome to my
channel about product design and making I hope that you like and joy and become
a subscriber as a product designer I make a lot of cast resin pre-production
parts here’s some of my tips for making awesome parts reusable cups
this is a silicone container so whatever resin that you mix inside of it isn’t
gonna stick to it you can also go with a polypropylene cup like this yogurt
container right here they tend to be really good because they don’t off gas
like a polystyrene cup would in the vacuum tank if I have a project where I know I’m
gonna be mixing up a lot of resin I’ll go down to my local Batman commissioner
food store and I’ll get these ketchup pumps and I’ll screw them onto my resin
jugs it’ll allow me to meet her out the exact amount of resin without having to
lift the jugs every single time I use syringes for my injection casting
versus funnels like some other casters do but the problem is how do you get the
dried resin out with air build your own compressor of course often times I need weights to add to the
top of my molds to hold them together so they don’t leak out I use exercise
weights and get them for free on the side of the road on trash day
make yourself a silicone pad with some extra silicone that you have left over
from pouring a mold pour it out onto a glass table let it cure and boom you got
yourself a silicone pad that nothing sticks to what to do with that extra
resin that you got sitting in your cup after you’re done with your cast I made
up a little silicone mold of some old mixing sticks I put my resin in there
when I’m done and bam I got free mixing sticks my number one tip a drip hammer
what’s a drip hammer you say well let me show you
sometimes when you’re casting the part just doesn’t come out you might have a
little air bubble at the top get yourself a stick and start to drip
the resin off there and make yourself a trip hammer that way you can drip the
resin right into the little spot that you want under your control and get it
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