Molding Rubber and Releases
Saunders Foundry Supply is the only full service supplier to the Molding and Casting Industry. If you've ever been to the movies, admired a piece of sculpture, marveled at detailed architectural ornamentation or used a telephone, then you've encountered the handiwork of people who use Smooth-On rubbers, plastics, foams, and other products to turn their ideas into 3-dimensional reality.
Smooth-On rubbers, plastics, foams and other materials have been used for years to bring movie, TV and stage special effects to life.
Movies that have used Smooth-On products to create spectacular effects: Jaws, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, James Bond Series, Alien, Aliens, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, Harry Potter Series, X-Men Series, Lord of the Rings, Saw, Ghostbusters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Batman.
Broadway shows that use Smooth-On products to create stage props, theme effects and more: Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Stomp, Blue Man Group, The Little Mermaid, Spam-a-lot, and Beauty & The Beast.
You've also seen our Liquid Rubbers and Liquid Plastics used to create Special Effects in such blockbuster movies as the original Jurassic Park, Anaconda, Free Willy, Star Wars, Star Trek (TV Series and Movies), Die Hard, all Harry Potter Movies, James Bond films, Matrix Series, King Kong.
...and many more productions too numerous to list!
Chances are that any major piece of Sculpture produced in the last 60 years all over the world used Smooth-On Rubber to assist the artist in transforming the original sculpture from clay or wax to bronze (lost wax process). Smooth-On urethane, silicone and polysulfide rubbers are used by thousands of sculptors and foundries for casting wax, resins, plaster, concrete and other sculpture materials to make accurate reproductions of original sculpture.
Smooth-On's wide range includes mold rubbers that can be poured on, brushed on, sprayed on or pressed on to any original sculpture and will reproduce detail perfectly.
Architectural Restoration professionals have used Smooth-On Products for over 60 years around the world to make molds as part of a process to create or restore elaborate pieces of architectural ornamentation. Smooth-On mold rubbers are easy to use and offer maximum versatility for any restoration project.
Pros from around the world know Smooth-On Liquid Rubber Products as the industry standard for making rubber molds that have the abrasion resistance and tear strength needed to keep production moving.
Casting concrete into rubber molds made with Smooth-On Rubber makes perfect copies of any original every time! Smooth-On rubbers can be applied right at the job site. They can be brushed on, poured on, or sprayed onto a model. Molds are ready for casting in a day and last in production...saving you time, labor, and material costs.
Smooth-On mold rubbers are used every day to make architectural elements, concrete stone veneer, form liners, concrete countertops, GFRC panels, concrete statues and furniture and the list goes on.
Prototype professionals from such companies as AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Hasbro, Gillette Razor, Ford Motor Co., and many others use our rubber and plastic products to create models and prototypes of everything from telephones to toys to computers to hand tools.
Home Projects and Hobbies
Smooth-On rubbers, plastics and foams are ideal for a variety of hme hobbies and arts & crafts projects. Smooth-On's easy to use OOMOO silicone mold rubber is perfect for the hobbyist and can be used to reproduce detail of any small or simple model. Smooth-Cast 300 Liquid Plastic can then be poured into your OOMOO mold to make an exact copy of your original. Great for school projects (note; these materials require adult supervision at all times).
What Kind Of Hobby & Craft Projects?
• Basic Mold Making and Casting For Home or School Projects
Give your student an edge by using Smooth-On rubbers, plastics and foams to create interesting models, science projects, ocean / seascapes, topographical representations and more. Your student will learn how useful these materials can be for future projects. (Important; adult supervision essential. Children should not use these materials without adult supervision.)
• Smooth-On plastics are used to create eye-catching resin jewelry.
. Encapso-K silicone creates clear encapsulated piece which are amazing to look at.
• Lifecasting - Making a lasting keepsake of your child's hand or face is safe and easy with Alja-Safe Alginate. The Alja-Safe Starter Kit has everything you need to be successful.
Food Safe Mold Making
Have you ever wondered how to make a custom candy mold, custom or personalized chocolate molds or even make molds for fondant or cakes? a variety of Smooth-On Platinum Silicones are certified safe for food contact!
Smooth-Sil 940, Smooth-Sil 950, Smooth-Sil 960, a selection of Sorta Clear Silicones and the Equinox Series are suitable for making baking mold and trays, ice trays, casting butter, chocolate and other applications used to produce foods. The ingredients in these products comply with FDA certification 21 CFR 177.2600. Our Task 11 resin can also be used for dry food contact applications.
The possibilities are nearly endless; from candy casting, to high-detail cake making applications. Ice Sculptures, butter sculptures, even molds for baking breads and cakes can be made from these materials!
Let Us Assist You
These applications are only the beginning. The possibilities are endless. We invite you to call on us for all your molding needs. Send us E-mail or call to let us know how we can assist you with your project. We offer delivery from stock on most items and the most competitive prices in the industry.