The Casting Process

Using a wide array of chemicals, your parts can be cast in materials that meet your needs and provide you with finished products to show potential buyers, in hopes of selling to national retailers. 

Ok, so what’s a casting?

A ‘cast’ is the part created from your mold. Casting has been around for 6000 years and is basically how almost everything you come in contact with is made. Ink pens, the soles of your shoes, your toothbrush, your cell phone cover, all castings. Casting involves injecting, pouring, brushing, or any other means of getting a fluid material into a mold and letting it cure. The resulting piece is the cast.

How are casts created?

Casts are created when a casting material, whether it be silicone, urethane, plaster, polyester or epoxy or any other material required, is allowed to cure or ‘kick’ in a mold. Each mold fills differently. Some need to be injected, some can be open poured. Some need to be poured then put into a pressurized chamber to keep bubbles under control. It all involves a basic understanding of chemistry and how the environment affects the casting process. Humidity can often times affect urethane casts.

Why is casting important to you?

Castings provide you with an exact copy of your part. The castings are either packaged and sold or used in assemblies. If sold, then castings are your manufactured part ready for consumers. Which can be the case depending on the design of your part or its intended use, art, for example, is often sold after the casting has been cleaned of any flashing.

Sometimes castings are part of a bigger product. For example, a doll head casting might need to then be sent back to the client where they would be finished with eyes, hair, paint and clothing. Castings provide you with the product you need to to fulfill your sales orders. Castings provide you with finished products to show potential buyers, in hopes of selling to national retailers.

Whether you want 1 copy or 2000 copies, if you have a product and you need castings, please feel free to contact us for a quote. Or browse the supplies page for places to purchase mold making and casting supplies.