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From the idea to the real molded part - 2nd symposium on micro injection molding. Read more in the MikroMedia article by the Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig (KUZ)










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Advance Search Engine Optimization

Although, I admit that this was not one of my best months, I must admit that I learned so much and had some questions answered. In week one I was so surprised to learn of the ABC’s of advanced keyword strategies. I know that I have a lot to learn but this lesson took the cake. I also learned how to be an online spy, which was a fun assignment and my most favorite for this month. Link Building for week three was very interesting and sort of a difficult task. I knew that it was good to link to certain local webpages, I just never realized how important linking is for a business; it’s networking online. Week four, has been my second favorite week of them all; the discussion and assignment has taught me so much and open my eyes as to how important and amazing is Google. I have always thought of Google as the Zeus for the Internet, but now it is like the Avengers and “Super Friends” of our daily lives.

If there is one thing that I must admit, is that I still have a lot to learn about the world of marketing and online. This is course number seven and I have five more to go. I know that it isn’t going to get any easier, and that I am currently holding on by a string, but I am determined to make it to the finish line, I have come to far to give up now. I know that this is only a small part of my destiny, according to Matthew 19:26 NIV, “with God, all things are possible” I love Full Sail for continuing to mold me into whom I am destined to become.

Sound on if that’s your thing. I tried not to breathe like a laboring rhino into my phone this time. Demolding some pieces! I love this color 😍😍😍 They will be stunning once I clear coat them. I was trying to mimic my favorite stone, goldstone ❤️ I think I’ll try some amethyst next 😍 [Video Description: Nicole pulls resin casts out of silicone molds she made herself. They make a satisfying sound while popping out and are a deep glittery blue.]

I swear to god, Tumblr was giving me errors for uploading, but I guess it uploaded anyway? I’m confused. Hopefully they got their game “together”

The little Goat thing was my guinea pig for molding and casting, and while it’s far from perfect, it’s a start. Resin cures WAY faster than I’d ever imagine. Any protips for casting by hand would be greatly appreciated

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Daily Meditation – January 7th


“To affect the quality of the day–that is the highest of the arts.” – Henry David Thoreau


We are the sculptors of our day. We can mold it creatively into a wonderful masterpiece. We control the amount of moisture we mix into our clay. We pound it, shape it, stroke it, love it. Others can offer suggestions and we gain new perspectives from their advice, but it is finally our own creation. Our knife may occasionally slip, or our mixture of earth may be too dry. Any great artist suffers temporary setbacks. Besides, imperfections in art often make it all the more interesting.


**How creative can I be in my life today?**


(Excerpt from Today’s Gift: Daily Meditations for Families)

Learn more about the Rotomoulding Process.

Rotational Molding and Its Advantages 

Rotational molding is a process used in the manufacturing industry to create highly durable and customizable hollow plastic products. The process allows for double wall construction. It ensures uniform wall fitness throughout the construction. 

Rotational Moulding process is ideal for making large products such as tanks and bins that have to be hollow, and can be made in one piece. It is also utilized to make complex medical products, toys, recreational craft, and extremely artistic point-of-sale products. 

In comparison with other methods of plastic molding, rotomolding has many advantages in terms of relatively low levels of residual stresses in the process and relatively inexpensive molds. 

Rotational molding is also called roto-molding or roto-casting. Many manufacturers of hollow-type plastics usually prefer this method in making their products. Another process used in liquid-vinyl is slush molding, which is also a similar process. 

Rotational molding process offers many advantages as compared to other methods of plastic molding such as injection molding, blow molding, and thermo-forming. 


Benefits of Using Plastic

ü  Plastic is corrosion resistant, it cannot rust. Stainless steel products are subject to rust in welded parts.

     ü  Plastic is chemical resistant. It’s a material that can withstand various chemical components, which makes it perfect for tanks, intermediate bulk containers, and other containers.

     ü  Plastic is a durable material. It is extremely impact resistant and it does not dent. Plastic parts can incorporate metal inserts in high-stress areas as well.

    ü  It is economical. Plastic is lighter weight than metal, therefore it takes less fuel to operate equipment with plastic parts. The material is less expensive than metal. Because rotomoulding allows for one-piece construction, this reduces assembly costs. 

ü  Plastic is a safe material to use. It eliminates sharp corners and burrs, resulting in a smooth, seamless product. This reduces the risk for injuries for operators.

Advantages of Rotational Molding Process

 Size Options

 Rotational molding can produce any size from the smallest part to larger sizes, which means the process is flexible compared to other systems. The process can be used on a small ping-pong ball sized plastic part to 21,000-gallon tanks. Many manufacturers are able to produce a large capacity tank between 0 to 1000 pounds, and as tall as 17 feet.

 Different Designs

 With rotomolding, it is very easy to design different shapes. This is because when the hot plastic compounds are placed into a mold, they take the shape of the mold as they melt and then harden. The process makes it ideal for creativity since manufacturers can make any shape using the process. While other types of molding processes are inelastic in nature with few options, rotomoulding can provide different varieties of design in the manufacturing phase.

 Inserts

Rotomoulding can easily accept metal inserts while producing the part. It also allows the possibility for additional threading inserts. Other methods are cumbersome, while with rotational molding can be processed at very low costs. Assembly techniques can be changed in the rotomoulding process easily. Other manufacturing methods do not readily take inserts and this can make it more costly than rotational molding. 

Color Sectioning 

Color sectioning is much easier with the rotomolding process. Color blending can be done in-house to a variety of shades. Color matching is done easily on the process without extreme volumes.  A number of colors can be achieved at a lower cost. 

Quality Surface Finishing 

Rotational molding process offers high quality surface finishing capabilities by taking the exact shape of the particular mold as well as the texture. This allows very high gloss quality finishes on the product surface. It can also produce smoothness and quality artistic design, and can take on a high oriental texture finish on its surface. 

Decorations in Mold 

The process takes any originally designed decorations made in the mold and will feature it on the plastic in a vibrant way. This amazing technique of in-mold graphics is used to decorate and design graphics are a by-product of rotational molding. The unique designs will stick permanently in the final plastic product. This method allows easy molding for items such as serial numbers, bar codes, and colorful logos. The designs often appear in better quality compared to the traditional ones. 

Quick Tooling 

The molding process uses low-pressure without any need of ejection or in-mold cooling, thus reducing the costs of a mold for rotational molding. Especially given the extreme heating and cooling cycles, aluminum manufactured molds tend to perform better. The process is cheaper when aluminum is involved. Depending on the design and complexity involved, a new tooling process can only take about four to twelve weeks. 

Top Quality Durability

 Parts and cases that are roto-molded are stress-free and can withstand impact force, chemicals, and environmental factors. This is the reason why the process is ideal for making cases designed for both military and commercial use.

 Quick and Easy to Make and Customize

 Rotomoulding can significantly reduce lead times. Molds can be made in a matter of weeks when possible.  The process allows for tooling to be produced which would mold multiple cavities of a product to be integrated into one mold, thus reducing the part price. Rotomoulding also allows further customization since the molding process is capable of using a wide range of materials. 

Cost-Effective

 Rotational molding is a very inexpensive method to produce high quality products because of its speed and unique integration process. Larger products are to be molded at a lower cost than products made with other molding plastics processes. The cost of the equipment needed for rotational molding is also less expensive compared to other processes. With rotational molding, you get high quality products with superior durability at lower prices than plastics fabrication or even metal fabrications. 

Consistent Wall Thickness

 Usually, metal components are weakest at the corners. These are the exact areas where the parts endure the most stress. With other processes of molding, it is difficult to achieve total consistency in wall thickness. With rotomoulding of plastics on the other hand, the constant rotation allows the polyethylene to coat every surface evenly.

 Rotomolding Summary  

 While not as widely utilized as injection molding or blow molding, the rotomolding process has its place in each of our daily lives.  The durability of a rotationally molded product in comparison to an injection molded or blow molded product is second to none.  The low production requirements, inexpensive tooling costs and durability of the products help ensure that rotomolding is a polymer based manufacturing process that will be around for generations to come.  



Plaster & Molding - Exploring possibilities

I was in a workshop today exploring new ways of looking at using plaster which was thought provoking. There are more possibilities than what I had mapped out in my mind.

The two explorations that impressed the most today were the perspex sheets folded into geometric forms with plaster applied to them and the pillow case filled with plaster. The plaster work from these two items was pretty impressive.