Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Mold Making Material Tools for Making What You Want

Posted by

Our goal at ComposiMold: Give people the tools to duplicate anything and make what you want.

How do we accomplish this? With the easiest mold making materials available.

Impressive Putty: heat, press, and let cool. Yes. It is that easy. No mold box needed. No mold release needed for plastics, resins, low melt metals, or ComposiStone. Use our Plaster Release for plaster mold making.

ComposiMold: heat, pour, and let cool. You will need a mold box (typically a cup or bowl. Use vegetable oil mold release.

All ComposiMold mold making products are re-usable. They will be there when you need them! Use them today, tomorrow, or next year. Your molds will be ready to use. You can also keep your molds if you want to by placing them in a press-n-seal bag and keeping them in a cool place.

When do you use ComposiMold? When you want great detail, flexible rubber molds. When you want to learn how to make molds without wasting money. When you want a mold making material that will always be available to you.

When do you use ImPRESSive Putty? When you want super easy-to-make molds. When you want higher melting point than ComposiMold. When you want to make molds that can’t be done in a mold box such as on a wall, statue, or upside down.

The 10oz. ComposiMold should be melted in 30 second intervals until completely melted. I have attached the heating instructions from the ComposiMold containers.

ComposiMold is certified to last 35 times or more. The material will last 50+ times if the user is careful to avoid overheating the ComposiMold (heat slowly in short intervals). When ComposiMold is at the end of its life the master part will not release from the mold and instead the mold will break apart. However this is also a sign that the mold is to warm and has not been allowed enough time to cool. Cooling times depend on the surrounding temperature and the size of the mold, 10oz. will take about 30 minutes to cool in the typical freezer.

Any cooking oil or cooking spray will work as a mold release, such as pam cooking spray, olive oil canola oil, vegetable oil etc.. Avoid using too much mold release as it will create defects in the mold (wipe up any pooling or access).

To wash, the mold should be rinsed with cold water and then heated immediately after in the microwave to evaporate the excess water. Do not use hot water or use it in a dishwasher (it will dissolve). Cutting the mold into pieces seems to speed up the heating time but, it is not required or necessary.

10oz. of ComposiMold is 237ml and will cover an abject that is 9cm X 9cm X 2.5cm or similar.

Any ComposiMold can be used for food contact molds or non-food products. After used for non-food contact casting materials such as resin, plaster, concrete, silicone…, these products will contaminate the mold so that it will no longer be food safe.

When do you want to use silicone molds? When you want to spend more money on your molds. When you want a mold that can’t be re-melted and re-used. When you know you won’t want to make changes or want fix the mold if it breaks. Use silicone molds when you want to make an entirely new mold when the first one gets old. When you want a mold that will remain as rubber even after the mold has worn away.

How about Latex mold making material? See silicone molds, plus when you want a smelly mold.

Best Epoxy for Plastic

When making parts with ComposiMold, many people want to make plastic parts for toy Army Soldiers, jewelry making, toys, and more. Although many resins can be used, ComposiMold has worked to provide an epoxy to work specifically with ComposiMold products. The best epoxy for plastic parts in ComposiMold is our ComposiCast because it has been [...]

Read More »


12 Tips and Best Practices for Using ComposiMold and ImPRESSive Putty

ComposiMold and ImPRESSive Putty are the most versatile, easiest to use, and best mold making materials available. They are your tools for duplicating your own parts. We have seen it being used successfully for thousands of people, and we know you can be successful too.And to help you be successful, we want to share with you tips and best [...]

Read More »


​Which ComposiMold do I use?

Which ComposiMold do yiou use? If in doubt, use ComposiMold-Original. It works for most options and all ComposiMolds are food contact safe. But all are designed to help you make great molds.ComposiMold-Flex is designed for soft casting materials such as soap, chocolate, wax, and butter. The more flexible mold making material allows you to bend the ComposiMold away with less [...]

Read More »


Decorating With Fondant

Decorating with fondant is a lot like playing with clay. Much like clay, Fondant is rolled out and can be cut into designs and formed into just about any shape. Rolled fondant is the flexible, easy-to-shape icing that allows cake decorates to make cut-outs and ruffled borders. Fondant is used to make fun figures such [...]

Read More »


What is Mold Making

Mold making is the process used to duplicate three dimensional models or objects. A model is any object that has depth, and an original model can be made from almost anything. If you were making your own object to mold, you might use clay, rock, or plastic. Through the use of a mold making material [...]

Read More »


ComposiStone Hard Plaster Molds

ComposiStone is our unique formulation that works great in a ComposiMold mold. Composi-Stone is harder than plaster castings yet still smoother than cement casts. The system uses a Dry mix and water at a ratio of 2.5 parts powder to 1 part water; and not less than 2 parts powder to 1 part water by [...]

Read More »


How do I remove or minimize bubbles in ComposiMold?

How do I remove or minimize bubbles in ComposiMold? Getting a clean mold is as easy as spraying a heavy coat of bubble buster on the master object and then pouring the ComposiMold. This will give you a nice clean mold most of the time. If you are super picky about bubbles, you have a stubborn [...]

Read More »


DIY Wedding-Chocolates, Soaps and Candles Castings Video Demonstration

Talk about a unique wedding! Forget the hershey’s kisses or the wedding bells! Make the special day truly your own with chocolates made specifically for the bride and groom or even better individually for the wedding guests. To start: Let your imagination go crazy. Imagine finding your seat by looking for your name in chocolate. And [...]

Read More »


DIY Robot Mold Making, Casting, and Arduino Remote Control

This ComposiMold project utilizes 6 different casting materials. This project demonstrates one of ComposiMold's greatest features; it's versatility. This robot casting was made in 5 separate molds and the casting materials consist of; ComposiStone Concrete/Plaster Mixture, Urethane Resin, PureCast 605 Urethane Resin, Decoupage, Modeling Compound, and Silicone Rubber. Watch the video below to learn [...]

Read More »



 
Why ComposiMold for Mold Making? Because it works