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Custom resin casting parts

Post by jellybelly » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:24 am

Been a while since I posted anything on as i haven't build anything for a while

But recently I gotten rather heavily into custom casting things in expoxy, poly and silicone.. It's really enjoyable tbh

Making the molds is a big learning curve, better the mold, better the part. Ive done buttons for most gameboy variants, cart shells etc

I'm always up for a challenge so if anyone wants something let me know
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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by YaYa » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:59 am

Ho lalala ! wonderful !
I always wondered how this is achieved, can you tell us a bit more or send some pictures of the tools used ?

Are you planning to sell the cartridges ? i would be interested :D
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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by jellybelly » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:18 am

YaYa wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:59 am
Ho lalala ! wonderful !
I always wondered how this is achieved, can you tell us a bit more or send some pictures of the tools used ?

Are you planning to sell the cartridges ? i would be interested :D
everything is always for sale YaYa but made to order.... I dont do it as a business but once i have to mold i may as well make one when someone ask.

The carts mold was made for a friend of mine that sells pokemon rom hack for the original gameboy

tools needed are as basic as you want it really. You possibly have everything i use already. I have made the addition of a vacuum chamber to degas (remove the air) from the silicone and resins to make better molds and castings.

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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by moosepr » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:50 am

I was watching some videos on this the other day! It's a pretty kool process though. I guess once you have learned all the tricks for getting the bubbles out and such, it's an easy job
Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by YaYa » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:52 am

I’m gonna watch some vids because i am very curious how this can be done at home.
Not because i wanna try, just to not die stoopid :lol:
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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by moosepr » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:53 am

Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by YaYa » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:24 am

Really really interesting... it gives me plenty of ideas for some stuff i always wanted to do without knowing how to do.

It’s a long process but it’s doable. Just needs some experimentations .

I now double hat jellybelly for his cartridge because I realize that casting such a model isn’t an easy process
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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by abrugsch » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:25 pm

I've been watching you casting stuff on instagram and the results are super cool. I might have to hit you up for some specific bits once i have a plan in mind.

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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by jellybelly » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:55 pm

abrugsch wrote:
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I've been watching you casting stuff on instagram and the results are super cool. I might have to hit you up for some specific bits once i have a plan in mind.
Cause dude drop me a message

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Re: Custom resin casting parts

Post by jellybelly » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:00 pm

moosepr wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:50 am
I was watching some videos on this the other day! It's a pretty kool process though. I guess once you have learned all the tricks for getting the bubbles out and such, it's an easy job
It is very much a learning curve. The molds I was making a first when I look back now are shockingly bad. But with every mold come an improvement

A vacuum chamber changed things alot. Only cost £200 but ment everything is air free so worth it really

You don't nees that however. If anyone want to try it out then I'm more than will to pass on some tips

Your parts is only as good as your mold, so you need a really good part to make it from and if it's a 2 part mold you need to think how yoy are pouring and venting the part. Pour into the bottom and vent out the top should hopefully mean no air pockets

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