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MOLD PREPARATION PROCEDURES

 General procedure for preparation of molds for making parts can be described in three easy procedural steps:

1. Cleaning the mold surface

2. Sealing porosity of the mold surface

3. Application of mold release agents

In the case of old molds, one has to rejuvenate the mold surface or make the mold surface like new by sanding and applying compounds & polishes depending on the conditions of the mold prior to following the above outlined procedure.

Various types of mold materials are used depending on what types of products are being cast. In general molds are made from:

·        Aluminum

·        Stainless Steel

·        Tempered Glass

·        Densified Marble

·        Densified Granite

·        Urethane, which includes, Elastomer Urethane, Polyisocynate Component A, Hydro Resin Component B, Urethane Foam, Isocynate Component A (Diphenylmethone), Polyol Component B, etc…

·        Epoxy

·        Plaster, etc…

·        FRP

·        Gel Coat

Some of these mold materials require special attention and preparation. Thus, on the following pages, we provide the necessary information about how to handle various types of molds as well as specific procedures and the materials required to work with each of the mold materials listed above.

 


Please feel free to copy any of the following procedural pages for shop personnel.
Hang in the work area for easy reference and better demolding.



Urethan & Elastomer Resin Molds Urethan & Elastomer Resin Molds
PROCEDURE FOR URETHANE & ELASTOMER RESINS MOLDS
Urethan & Elastomer Resin Molds


Resin Transfer Molds (RTM) Resin Transfer Molds (RTM)
PROCEDURE FOR RESIN TRANSFER MOLDS (RTM) USED WITH DENSIFIED MARBLE & DENSIFIED GRANITE
Resin Transfer Molds (RTM)


Preventive Mold maintenance Preventive Mold maintenance
PREVENTIVE MOLD MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Preventive Mold maintenance


Older Mold Rejuvenation Older Mold Rejuvenation
PROCEDURE FOR REJUVENATING OLDER MOLDS
Older Mold Rejuvenation


Mold Preparation Using # 135T Mold Preparation Using # 135T
MOLD PREPARATION USING # 135T: SEMI-PERMANENT POLYMER RELEASE AGENT
Mold Preparation Using # 135T


Mold Preparation Using # 1000P Mold Preparation Using # 1000P
MOLD PREPARATION USING # 1000P: HI-LOW PASTE WAX
Mold Preparation Using # 1000P


How to Store Molds How to Store Molds
PROCEDURE FOR STORING MOLDS
How to Store Molds


Glass & Stainless Steel Molds Glass & Stainless Steel Molds
PROCEDURE FOR GLASS & STAINLESS STEEL MOLDS
Glass & Stainless Steel Molds


Buffing & Polishing of Molds Buffing & Polishing of Molds
PROCEDURE FOR BUFFING & POLISHING OF MOLD
Buffing & Polishing of Molds


Anti-Stat Release System Anti-Stat Release System
FK PRODUCTS WITH ANTI-STAT PROPERTIES
Anti-Stat Release System



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