Basics of Mouldmaking and Casting

These tutorials are suitable for beginners. Whether you are interested in how to make a mould for reproducing a sculpted figure, an antique picture frame, an industrial pattern, an architectural moulding, a fossil, animal skin (taxidermy), the texture of a piece of fabric, or a toy, you start by making a rubber mould.

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Architectural Restoration

Bentley’s materials products have been used here in the U.K. and around the world for years to restore old or create new architectural elements. The mould rubbers carried by Bentley are easy to use and offer maximum versatility for any restoration project.

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Candlemaking

From the largest international candle making conglomerates to home hobbyists in the U.K. that enjoy making their own candles for family and friends, Bentley’s urethane and silicone mould rubbers are the supplies used to make custom moulds for casting wax.

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Cement Moulding

Concrete casting professionals in the UK and from around the world know Bentley’s liquid rubber products as the industry standard for making rubber moulds that have the abrasion resistance and tear strength needed to keep production moving.

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Cosplay

Smooth-On liquid rubbers, plastics, foams, coatings and other materials are perfect for cosplay costuming. Make your own long lasting helmets, armor, props, masks, replicas and more./p>

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Encapsulation & Display

Some Bentley silicone rubbers, urethane rubbers, urethane liquid plastics, and epoxy resins are used for specific encapsulation and display applications depending on the project.

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Home Projects & Hobbies

The easy to use OOMOO or mould Star silicone mould rubbers are perfect for the hobbyist and can be used to reproduce detail of any small or simple model. Smooth-Cast 300 liquid plastic can then be poured into your mould to make an exact copy of your original. Great for school projects (note: these materials require adult supervision at all times).

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Industrial

Castable rubbers, urethane and epoxy plastics, rigid and flexible foams, epoxy adhesives and other materials with exceptional physical and mechanical properties that make them suitable for a variety of industrial and military applications.

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Lifecasting

Alja-Safe alginate and Body Double silicone rubber have become movie studio favorites and industry standards for capturing / reproducing detail from the human body.

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Model Making

Model makers know Bentley’s silicone rubbers and liquid plastics to be the perfect combination to reproduce their creations and drive production.

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Orthotics & Prosthetics

Bentley Advanced Materials stocks high quality liquid RTV compounds which are used for fabricating a variety of custom and stock Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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Prototyping & Inventing

The mouldmaking and casting materials which Bentley carries can be used to create prototypes which accurately reflect every detail of your original. Whether your original model is a clay sculpture, carved tooling board, or a 3D print, we can help you produce a useable and testable prototype.

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Sculpture & Art Casting

Smooth-On mould rubber has been used for more than 60 years to reproduce sculpture all over the world ranging in size from less than 2.5cm to almost 120 m high.

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Special Effects & Props

Bentley’s rubbers, plastics, foams, and other materials have been used for years to bring film, television, and stage special effects to life.

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Sprayable Materials

Smooth-On’s versatile line of sprayable rubbers, plastics, and foams are for large projects or for completing a number of smaller projects simultaneously.

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Taxidermy

Liquid rubbers, plastics, foams, etc. for making award-winning taxidermy mounts & displays.

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Themed Environments

Fabricators of themed environments all over the world use Smooth-On theming rubbers, plastics and foams to bring fantasy and excitement to new heights for thrill seeking patrons.

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Vacuum Bagging

Making Re-usable Silicone Vacuum Bags Offers Several Advantages.

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Woodworking

Bentley mould rubbers and casting materials can be used to create unique forms of art from natural wood. These materials can be used for fabrication, encapsulation, coating, finishing, casting and repair. Silicone mould rubber can be used to capture woodgrain detail, casting resins and foams reproduce that detail perfectly. Clear epoxies are used to cast and coat beautiful, high gloss encapsulated wood furniture.

Use clear epoxies to create UV resistant, optically clear turned wood projects. Semi-rigid casting materials are used to create flexible faux wood architectural pieces.

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