Safety Check

—  Read Chapter 5 on health and safety

—  With uncured chemicals, work only in well-ventilated areas such as a spray booth or fume hood

—  Prevent skin contact with chemicals by wearing suitable clothing and rubber gloves

—  Read MSDS information

Casting involves pouring a liquid polymer into a mold in order to make parts. A two-part material is mixed together just before pouring so that it can set inside the mold. Some parts are more easily cast than others. Thin-walled and complex parts are more demanding than thicker, flatter pieces. In industry, professional designers will usually outsource a casting job, as it tends to require a lot of experience and specialized equipment to get perfect parts. Students who wish to ...

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