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. 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. in this tutorial youll learn how to cast your stop motion puppet design in foam latex. What youll need -foam latex kit -a sunbeam mixer -gram scale -temperature and humidity meter -cups and. 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. Ive been getting mixed answers regarding the shelf life of foam latex casts for both props or animatronics and was wondering if someone could share their experienceknowledge on the subject. I would really like to have flexible casts that last a long time but wasnt sure if they made it past the 2-3 year shelf life post cast. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.