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I recommend DEVCON 10710.
Sorry, I'm not aware of anyone other than LNS Technologies that sells these types of epoxy mold frames
Carnauba car wax worked well for me.
Any epoxy should work, but Devcon 10710 would be best because it contains micro particles of aluminum that will help absorb heat during injection.
Not sure, since I am not familiar with "magic-glos".
YES, I used Carnauba wax to keep the epoxy from sticking.
Try contacting www.hobbymolds.com to see if they can make custom sizes.
I did not, but I highly recommend it because I did get a few tiny surface bubbles on the epoxy mold.Injection temperature was around 400 deg.F.
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Carnauba car wax worked for me, but make sure it is Carnauba.
You may want to consider an aluminum mold for that part. Here are some mold makers that can produce affordable aluminum molds from your sketch or CAD drawing:https://www.techkits.com/pages/faqs/
If the SLA resin mold was allowed to cool between each injection, it could likely work OK. I tested using the LNS Model 150A to inject into an ABS 3D printed mold & it worked OK.
I have not tried using InstaMorph, but ANY thermoplastic materials with low melting points should definitely extend the life of the epoxy mold.
Sorry, I don't remember the specific yellow plastic that was injected at that time. It might have been polypropylene...
Users have notified me that Devcon 10710 Aluminum Filled Pourable Epoxy works well.
Users have notified me that DEVCON 10710 Aluminum Filled Pourable Epoxy works well.
I added Tap Plastics Super Pigment so I could better see the surface.http://www.tapplastics.com/product/fiberglass/resin_fillers_dyes/tap_super_pigment/49
You can remove the epoxy inserts and reuse the frame with a different epoxy mold.techkits.com
No, that would be too much pressure for epoxy molds. However, epoxy molds can work with the Model 150A from www.techkits.com because it generates about 1000 psi pressure.
Using an epoxy mold is not for high volume production. The heat from the repeated injection of hot plastic can eventually soften the epoxy and you can lose details.If you allow the epoxy to cool between injections, you should be able to get a few dozen pieces.
The Model 150A injection machine works with any thermoplastic material up to 490 deg.F. So you can use common plastics like Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, ABS, etc.Tap plastics also sells color additives for the epoxy. I mixed in some black coloring to be able to better see the mold surface.