How Slushcasting Works - Urethane in Action

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Mobeus

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Awesome! Should give everyone interested some idea of how it works.
Oh, and nice choice of background music ;)
*Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig*
 

drgon47

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very awesome. id heard you saying you slushcasted your armor, but I didnt actually know how that worked. awesome.
 

adreniline

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Holy Crap, all I need to do is make a mold now, question though, will it be that flimsy always? it seems rubbery.
 

FinAeros

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Hey Adam,

You might want to pick up some 1 gallon, 2.5 gallon, and/or 5 gallon buckets.

That way you can get enough in a single pour so you won't have differences between the two mixtures AND you don't lose any with slop from a large enough bucket. Although with each bucket the time to stir properly increases, so you'd need either a different mechanism or you'd have to make sure you can get it all mixed up within the material's pot life.
 

Adam

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adreniline said:
Holy Crap, all I need to do is make a mold now, question though, will it be that flimsy always? it seems rubbery.

when it cools, it's hard as a rock.
 
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Sean Bradley

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Great vid Adam... I truly appreciate this.

I haven't done any slushcasting of my armor or weapons, but I have for other projects and with other materials. It makes me want to give it a shot again.
 

BlueRealm

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Ever thought about doing a two part cavity mold.. That you can just inject the plastic or press cast. Much easier and you'll get cleaner results.
 

FinAeros

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The epoxy reaction is an exothermic reaction, so it produces a bit of heat.

Too much epoxy = too hot of a casting = melted mold or fire.
 

drgon47

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its a chemical reaction that produces heat as a byproduct, so yes, it gets hot for awhile then cools.
 

Silverzippo93

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I have a few questions...

How would a silicon mold that big cost?

Where can I get one?

What are you mixing to make the cast, and where do I get it?
 

Sean Bradley

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I can answer these...

1. $100 - $200 dependnig on material choices

2. You have to make it yourself, or hire a moldmaker to do it for you.

3. It's rotocasting urethane... Adam said that in his first post. It's available though Smooth-On... a mold supply company.
 
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