Prototyping & Modelmaking
Mouldlife distribute a wide variety of materials to many different industries, prototyping and modelmaking compounds being one of our leading product groupings.
The materials supplied include a range of fast cast, optically clear, and impact-resistant rigid resins, simulating ABS, PP, PE, PC and other conventional moulding polymers. We also supply the market-leading, flexible PU elastomers – ProFlex and PTFlex.
As official UK distributor for Huntsman Advanced Materials, we supply the complete range of Parts in Minutes (RenPIM) Polyurethane and Epoxy resins for vacuum casting and Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM). These are production grade materials used for making prototype and production parts, from mobile phones, automotive trim components, defence to military applications and many more.
ProFlex elastomers are designed to give the most comprehensive of SHORE hardness from 15A – 85A. In addition, the introduction of two new clear elastomers completes a range like no other. The ProFlex range benefits from simple mix ratios, fast process times, ease of pigmentation and extremely strong tear strengths.
ProClear resins have been formulated to give optically clear urethanes with various working times and cure speeds; this suiting a wide range of applications where clarity is a top requirement. ProClear resins reproduce fine detail and cure to tough, thermoplastic simulating ABS, PP and PE that can be machined, drilled, sanded and polished.
ProRigid resins will allow the user to duplicate the properties of a number of engineering plastics with low-cost tooling in a very short time. ProRigid resins cover a broad range of applications, from ABS, PP, PE, and include excellent fire retardent systems. These high performance materials are uniquely designed for vacuum casting.
It’s translucency makes it an ideal rapid prototyping material, allowing for visual inspection of the mould as it fills during the moulding process.Learn More Shop Transil 40-1
F1 Carbon Paste
F1 Carbon Paste has a specifically designed Carbon/Aramid reinforcing filler to add strength, while maintaining low density.
Tinsil® 70 Series RTV Silicone Rubbers
Tinsil moulds have easy release properties, are resistant to high temperatures and are excellent for casting polyesters, epoxy and polyurethane resins; waxes and many other materials.
Further Mouldmaking & Casting Systems
Both RenCast FC52 and FC53 cure to a cream-colour 85-90 Shore D, and are ideal for casting components with thin or thick walls, and have a toughness and resilience that make them extremely suited to modelmaking and tooling.
RenCast FC54 is particularly suited for creating highly accurate flat moulds for prosthetic pieces and is used extensively by some of the makeup industry’s top professionals.
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Rapid de-mould times make EasyFlo liquid plastics ideal for high-volume, fast-cast applications. All EasyFlo products can be easily colour-cast, painted or machined, and can be filled for various cold-cast techniques such as cold-cast bronze, marble, etc. EasyFlo resins are suited for casting decorative objects, production parts, tools, models and duplicate masters.
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The range of hardness’ mean that Supersil rubbers can be used in applications needing a high degree of flexibility for coping with undercuts and fine detail.
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In addition to mouldmaking materials, they are suited to moulding body parts and theatrical props. This series of rubbers are platinum-catalyzed and offer advantages over tin-catalyzed systems in certain applications; on curing they don’t shrink, and they don’t produce alcohol which can inhibit urethane castings.