Mold Making Guide - Two Part Molding
Two Part Molding
This operation is performed in two stages;
- Molding the model up to the decided parting line
- After curing, casting of the remaining part
Parts of the Mold
1- Plastiline base
3- Parting Line
4- Dismantable frame
5- First vulcanized half
6- Positioning pins
8- Pouring hole
The mold is positioned in the plastiline up to the decided parting line then positioning pins are positioned. RTV is poured and left to cure. After turning the assembly the plastiline base is removed taking care not to move the model.
A thin coat of vaseline is applied to the first part of the silicone mold to avoid adhesion between the two parts. RTV is poured according to the recommended method for a one-part mold.
Pouring holes and vents are made according to the models configuration then the same procedure is used as for a one-part mold.
Two Part Block Molding
One Part Skin Molding
Two Part Skin Molding
One Side Impression Molding (Brush Molding)
Two Part Impression Molding (Brush Molding)