Mould Making Guides

Mould Making Guides

Below are our in house written guides for mould making with RTV Silicone, Latex Rubber, Vinamold and more. Each article can be socially networked onto friends to assist them with their project.

We have wherever possible, embedded a You Tube Video of each method to try to offer you the best all round solution for your project. We also have other article sections.

RTV Silicone Rubber Block Mould
RTV Silicone Rubber Block Mould
How to make a standard RTV Silicone Rubber Block Mould, with a high quality video guide also!
RTV Silicone Rubber Block Mould - Slit or Knived
RTV Silicone Rubber Block Mould - Slit or Knived
When using a block mould, sometimes you cannot just demould the former. Sometimes the mould needs to be cut. Here is a short video of that process.
RTV Silicone Rubber Sectional or Split Mould
RTV Silicone Rubber Sectional or Split Mould
How to make a sectional RTV Silicone Rubber Mould along with a video. As soft tooling, this will tolerate a few undercuts
RTV Skin Mould
RTV Skin Mould
Making a blanket or skin mould using soft tooling RTV Silicone Rubber. First the skin, then the supportive case.
Latex Mould
Latex Mould
Making a basic sock mould of a chess piece in this article, using a combination of dipping and painting with thickened latex.
Vinamold Moulds
Vinamold Moulds
How to make a mould using Vinamold Hot Melt system. Includes discussion on making a split line using hot melts.
Support Cases
Support Cases
Making basic support cases to support soft tooling such as latex or silicone. Simple step by step instructions.
GRP Single Piece Mould
GRP Single Piece Mould
Making a rigid tool in GRP. These tools will NOT tolerate any undercut. Simple step by step instructions.
GRP Sectional Rigid Tool
GRP Sectional Rigid Tool
Making a rigid tool in GRP with an integral split line to deal with undercuts. Simple step by step instructions.
RTV Silicone Rubber Candle Mould
RTV Silicone Rubber Candle Mould
Making a Candle Mould in RTV Silicone Rubber. This short video shows the process.
Lifecasting: Alginate Hand Mould
Lifecasting: Alginate Hand Mould
Making a life cast of a hand. A very simple and easy project, harmless alginate material, suitable for baby hands etc
Lifecasting: Making a Replica Face
Lifecasting: Making a Replica Face
Making a life cast of a face. A very simple and easy project, harmless alginate material, suitable for baby hands etc
Plug, Core and Planter Moulds
Plug, Core and Planter Moulds
Making a Plug or Core Mould. Here the example is with a planter. This uses PU elastomers, but wholly acheivable in RTV Silicone Rubber
RTV Silicone Rubber Closed Pour (Cavity Mould)
RTV Silicone Rubber Closed Pour (Cavity Mould)
RTV Silicone rubber Closed Pour Method. For the minimal use of RTV where the case is built before the skin is applied. Requires no thixo and often produces better results as there is no air entrapment in the RTV