Workshop: Silicon Molds & Resin Casting



Ever wanted to make a copy of something you’ve got? Got some props you’d like to make some durable copies for when you go to the San Diego Comic Con? Or maybe you’ve got a sculpture you’d like to sell some copies of.

I’m going to be putting on a workshop at the Vancouver Hackspace ( VHS ), teaching you how to make a mold and how to do a resin cast. When you’re done you’ll have a mold you can use to make more castings, as well as your first resin casting!

The cost of the workshop will be going entirely towards purchasing the silicone, resin, and mold-making supplies. Because there will be a finite amount of silicone and resin on hand, I ask that people bring smaller items — preferably something that can fit into a box that’s 216 cubic inches. That’s a 6 x 6 x 6 inch box, or roughly a 8 x 8 x 3.5 inch box. If you’ve got something bigger that you’d like to do a mold of, let me know beforehand — we might be able to figure something out.

If you’ve got something that you’ve 3d printed and would like to make a mold of, let me know beforehand — it takes a few hours for the epoxy coating to set, so you’ll have to get the part to me before the workshop. If you’d like to have something 3d printed for you, contact me and I can try to print it for you before the workshop.

The Vancouver Hackspace
1715 #104 Cook street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 @ 2pm

Anyone and everyone is welcome. If you are younger than 18 please bring your parent or guardian with you

There will be a $30 workshop fee.
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1 Comment on “Workshop: Silicon Molds & Resin Casting

  1. Hi and thanks for organizing such cool workshop.

    I’m planning to manufacture about 20 items similar to a fat washer (about 1cm of thickness x 4cm of diameter) and I was thinking to 3D print them. However, I saw this workshop and thought it may be a good idea to make a mold instead and cast the items. I don’t know much about materials but they have to be durable and so perhaps mold is better than 3d print? Is it the same resin?

    I appreciate if you can give me a better idea on how to do this and if you want I can send you the pics and specifications of my items, but I’m definitely interested in your workshop.