EnvironMolds/Artmolds Blog

  1. Knock Yourself Out

    A short and humorous promotional video featuring EnvironMolds mold making, casting materials and tools.

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  2. Liquid Latex Mold Types Tutorial

    This video describes the kinds of liquid latex rubber molds that can be made to reproduce a variety of items including the blanket mold, block mold, glove mold, 2-part mold and complex mold.

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  3. EnvironMolds Promo - Mind Reading Cat

    With EnvironMolds materials and instructions you can reproduce almost anything - from parts, prototypes, masks, missing antique pieces, plaster molding and even statues, garden art and life castings. The art of imitating life:

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  4. EnvironMolds Website – Redesigned and Upgraded

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    The EnvironMolds website has undergone a major overhaul and is back with a spanking new setup. The tabs make it easy to locate the right products you need even when you may not know what you actually need.

    Have you checked out the EnvironMolds website recently? The space has undergone a major revamp and the results are more than worth a dekko. The bright colors and large pictures draw the eye and will leave you craving to try a hand at making molds and casts.

    The upgrade has made the website easier to navigate. You can easily find the exact products you want – be it plastilina clay, alginate, silicone rubber or cold casting powders.

    On scrolling further you will find that the home page is conveniently split into two sections – Products and Applications. Artists who know what they want can click on the Products link to access the various product categories hosted by EnvironMolds. There’s everything from clays for clay modeling, waxes, latex rubber

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  5. How to Best Use Prosthetic Grade Alginates in Life Casting

    Today's life casting alginates evolved from dental formulations known as dental impression material. In fact, the alginate definition is referred to as impression material in dentistry. However, alginates are also widely used in the medical field for dressings and wound care and also in the food industry as a food supplement.

    Alginate used in life casting and mold making is distinguished by slower setting times as compared to dental formulas. Most formulations consist of raw materials, known as sodium alginate or potassium alginate, which are refined from seaweed, specifically giant kelp. These materials are then combined with other ingredients to make a gel-like substance when mixed with water.

    Because alginate-based impression material was originally designed to take molds inside the mold, its ingredients are hypoallergenic and completely skin-safe . . . the perfect material for taking molds of

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  6. How to Create Concrete Molds for Garden Ornaments

    Though polyurethane rubbers have been displacing latex as the material of choice for the molds for concrete castings, latex still has the longest library life of of any materials currently available today. Latex often lasts for many decades without losing mold details. Its abrasion resistant surfaces makes it an ideal choice when creating concrete garden objects.

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  7. The Hyper Realistic Marc Sijan

    As a young artist Marc Sijan shared projects with legendary Duane Hanson to develop finishing techniques that they both incorporated into their sculptures. Sijan has elevated to pre-eminence in a golden age of hyper realistic sculpture. Hailed as the successor to Hanson as Master of the genre. Sijan is the only artist to have worked with Hanson.

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  8. Slush Casting The Full Head Latex Mask

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    In this posting, we provide complete instructions on how to create a professional quality full-head, latex mask.

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  9. Injection Molding Explained

    Block Mold Injection  38 Injection molding is an extremely versatile method of producing products. It is one of the preferred methods for manufacturing parts because it has multiple advantages over other methods of parts molding. This manufacturing method is typically the preferred option for casting individual, thin-walled plastic parts.

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  10. Defining Shore Hardness

    shore hardness

    No. It has nothing to do with Muscle Beach. It is an important unit of measure in molding and casting silicone and polyurethane rubbers.

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