Low Melt Solder Castings

I’ve been playing with low melt solder and making impressions in it. I decided to try silicone molds as they can withstand the heat.

ButtonMoldTrials

The one on the left, I melted the solder on a piece of copper and press the mold into it. This mold was made from a button so it’s kind of concave and hard to get a good impression. So I decided to try pouring molten solder into the mold. That’s the test piece on the right. Makes a way better impression this way. I do like the funky edges and I think with a flatter mold I’ll be able to get a good impression and still get the funky edges. More testing to come…..

 

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Published in: on June 25, 2014 at 8:33 pm  Comments Off on Low Melt Solder Castings  
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