RE: silicone tooling inhibitation

From: Denton, Karl R. KD1588 (
Date: Fri Aug 14 1998 - 01:56:00 EEST


I would recommend using hot glue and a hot glue gun. I have been using
elmers glue sticks and have had no trouble with it. If however you can
not get glue sticks the next best thing is a high temp wax used in the
investment casting industry to bond wax patterns together.


From: owner-rp-ml
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 1998 2:29 AM
To: rp-ml
Subject: silicone tooling inhibitation

Does anyone know of a viable alternative to the use of cyanoacrylate
glues in conjunction with polyaddition cure RTV silicon? We presently
use these glues in the joining of multiple section SLA and FDM models
and for attaching the required feeders and risers. The glues are
inhibiting the curing of the silicon leaving a tacky, deteriorated
surface finish. Ideally I'm looking for a replacement adhesive with
characteristics as similar as possible to super-glues in terms of
convenience and speed.
            With Thanks, Russ Harris, Rapid Prototyping, Jaguar Cars.

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