Manufacturing urethane and latex molds for plaster casting
Author(s)Olsen, Marianne E.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
V. Michael Bove.
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This thesis compares nonindustrial, hobbyist materials and techniques for manufacturing multi-use molds for casting dozens of consistent and cost-effective complex objects out of plaster; in this case, skulls. Urethane, a pourable mold material, and latex, a spreadable mold material, were used to create molds and identify process issues. Plaster test casts were manufactured to identify defects; these defects were evaluated for their impact on the desired purpose and mitigation strategies were proposed.
This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, May, 2019Cataloged from student-submitted PDF of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 35).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology