Today its all about finding new solutions to problems or finding a better way of getting things done. Apart from art, industrial polymers are being used in many other industrial processes widely in creating different kinds of solutions. Different uses of polymers are realized when polymers are subjected to different industrial processes that bring out their different properties. Silicone rubber has some desirable qualities of remaining unchanged by harsh weather conditions. Its resistance to electricity, oils, and radiation makes it ideal for application in some sophisticated applications. Casting processes is the basis of many industries that deal with polymers. The process will require temporary molds that are derived from a part of master pattern or the mater pattern itself. Most prototypes will be made through this process. This process is also widely used in the event where the main materials used to make a product cannot be used in rapid prototyping.
One of the main reason why urethane makes the perfect candidate for this process is the cost-effectiveness and ability to match most of the properties of the materials being used in the production of the product. A lot of the mass-produced products come in different parts that are then assembled. Manufacturers can put urethane to use in this process where parts can be duplicated at amazing precision regardless of the quantity. Looking at the mold, its flexible and allows the person working with it to capture all the complex features and curves of what is being casted. Any duplication done here is with no errors.
The mold that will be used in the casting process will be produced with room temperature vulcanized silicone. The mater pattern can be arrived at through different methods. Depending on the pros of different methods, each industry will use the most fitting method. The most common of the methods will be lithography. In this process there will be a combination of ultraviolet resins through an additional process will be used with ultraviolet lasers and that way help in casting three dimensions.
This master pattern will be made by observing the specifications that are required and with special considerations, room temperature silicone will be added to it. The pattern has to be suspended when the addition of the silicone is taking place. This master pattern needs to be well encased and left to cure properly before it can be retrieved and the process allowed to continue. The kinds of casting processes to happen from here on will depend on the industry. After prototyping processes is complete, tests should be done on the main material and not the prototype because that is what will be more relevant. Aside from marketing, the prototypes will be used in product descriptions as well. It is economical to use the prototypes this way.