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Sculpture Reproduction

Sculpture Reproduction

The material most widely used for making positive models for casting is clay. A small, compact design or a low relief can be modeled solidly in clay without any internal support. But a large clay model must be formed over a wood or metal armature. To reproduce the clay model in metal, a foundry requires a mold usually of plaster or mold rubber reinforced with plaster or fiberglass. Fiberglass and concrete sculptures are cast in either polyurethane, silicone or even plaster molds taken from the sculptor’s original model. Using the lost wax method for foundry casting, the mold is first cast in wax, and then melted out as a result of the molten metal poured into the cast. Medallions are often produced from wax originals, but because of their small size they can be solid-cast.

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Latex Blanket Molds

A simple mold making technique for bas relief and decorative moldings.

Multi-Part Molds

Techniques used in creating two-part and multi-part molds.

Making the Basic Block Mold

Use this technique for quickly creating small 360-degree parts.

Multi-Part Latex Molds

Low cost mold making using liquid latex and plaster mother molds.

Casting Thin-Walled Parts

Using injection molding to reproduce thin-wall parts.

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Associated Products

MoldRite 25 Silicone

MoldRite 25 is a silicone rubber ideal for making molds of art and sculpture pieces. 

CastRite Art Stone

CasRite is a gypsum art stone which provides superior detail for castings.

DeMilano Clay

DeMilano is a non-drying plastillina clay best used in mold making and modeling.

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Sculpture Reproduction