Efficient Silicone Molds

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Silicone is a really expensive material. So, when you're making a really large mold, it's easy to waste a lot. Really, there only needs to be about 1/2" of silicone around a part. Here, I'll show you how to make a 3D printed mold that reduces your silicone consumption considerably.

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