How to make a two-part silicone mould

Whenever you have made a really great thing, the idea of duplicating it comes automatically to mind. But the first one of anything takes a lot of time to make and you probably don’t want to make that effort for every following copy. So it makes sense to make a mould of it to make the copying easier. But if the shape of the object doesn’t allow for a one part mould, you need to make the mould in different parts. In this video from Tested, Frank Ippolito shows us just how easy it is to make a two-part silicone mould when you know how to do it. Do you want to know how to do it? Then just watch this brilliant video!

 

 

The pro and cons of the Form 1 3D printer

In the realm of 3D printing there are several different technologies. The most common one for home users are the FDM (Fuse Deposit Modeling) kind of printers like Makerbot, Reprap and many more. However, other technologies are approaching the consumer market and one such technology is “Stereolithography” that uses light to turn a liquid into a solid. The only consumer desktop 3D printer using this technology to date is the Form 1 machine. In this video, Norm and Sean from Tested discuss the difference between the Form 1  3D printer and the more common FDM style printers as well as it’s pro’s and con’s. So if you are thinking about getting your own 3D printer, you should definitely watch this video!

Make your own plastic parts!

Norm and Frank Ippolito from Tested has made this interesting and highly useful tutorial on the subject of resin casting. If you have ever wanted a duplicate of something for cheap, you should definitely watch this video! Or why not make two copies…or ten…or a thousand? You wont find any simpler and cheaper way to mass-produce your own objects at home!