Silicone moulds are used in many of the casting and extrusion industries for a variety of purposes including forming hot coils, plastic parts and even artificial limbs. This low cost production material is popular because it can be formed easily and with a high degree of precision. It is non-toxic and extremely durable, but also clear which makes it easy to work with. The material will harden to a specific shape and density after being shaped, which allows the designer to then cast it in a variety of shapes. There are a wide range of different types of moulds available depending on what is required and the type of product to be made.
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A silicone mould is created when a particular combination of two substances is found within a simple clay structure. The two most common types of moulds are a rigid rod mould and a flexible rod mould. Both types of moulds use a silicone sheet within a fluid matrix that will harden once shaped so the desired shape is achieved. Flexible silicone moulds are a popular choice within the toy industry for a number of different toys such as action figures, cars, and characters.
These moulds have been found to be highly flexible and can be quickly and easily formed by hand or by machine. Flexible silicone moulds allow for fast production times and a higher level of production accuracy than rigid rods. Because they are easily mouldable, it is possible to form large numbers of identical items in a short space of time, rather than having to make individual ones for each particular purpose. This leads to a reduction in wastage because you will not need to make dozens of identical objects to fill all your casting requirements. You can also use air bubbles to help create specific shapes.