What is Alumilite used for?

Alumilite is a clear casting resin which can be tinted and cast in combination with wood to create beautiful DIY craft projects. Alumilite is often used to create beautiful pen blanks, knife handles and epoxy filled wood bowls. This short video shows how to mix, cast and pressurize the resin for spectacular results.

Alumilite is a premium, 2 part urethane resin used for casting. Casting is the process of filling a void with a solid resin once cured. Casting with Alumilite is best done under pressure using a pressure pot and an air compressor. Molds are required to hold the liquid resin until it has cured.

Also Know, is Alumilite an epoxy? Alumilite has everything you need for mold making and casting. Alumilite has high quality silicone mold making rubber, urethane casting resins, epoxy coating, casting resins, fillers, dyes, mold releases and materials.

In respect to this, how long does Alumilite take to cure?

Full cure on almost all of our materials is 72 hours even though over 90% of your physical properties will usually be obtained within 6-8 hours.

Is Alumilite an acrylic?

Plastic=acrylic. The best options for home brew are Polyester Resin, or Urethane Resin. There are several brands of each. Alumilite is a Urethane resin.

What is the best material for making a mold?

Most mold making materials are utilized are made from natural or manmade rubber because of their flexibility and the ability to reproduce extraordinary detail. But some molds are made with more rigid materials such as gypsum plasters. The most common mold rubbers are natural latex, polyurethane, epoxy and silicone.

What kind of epoxy do you use for wood turning?

Alumilite casting resins are used to create beautiful turned pieces when combined with wood by woodturners. Pen making, bowl turning and more – Woodturners say Alumilite resin turns like butter, it’s smooth and durable.

Is Alumilite dishwasher safe?

Alumilite’s Amazing Clear Cast is a clear casting epoxy resin that produces a rigid and durable finish. Allow a full 7 day cure before using castings for food purposes. Pieces are suitable for cold or warm food contact only. Cured pieces are not dishwasher, microwave oven or conventional oven safe.

Does Alumilite smell?

Make sure to read the MSDS info, most of the Alumilite safety sheets have said to use it in well ventilated areas. Just because you cannot smell it, doesn’t mean you can safely breathe it.

Is Alumilite FDA approved?

Be aware that Alumilite Amazing Clear Casting Resin is the only FDA food approved resin offered by Alumilite.

Does Alumilite turn yellow?

We generally do not recommend ACC for outdoor applications, as the UV exposure will cause the resin to develop a yellow hue rather quickly . There are some instances where it may be reasonable such as adding Alumilite dye or Alumidust to color the resin, which often times negates or minimizes the yellowing.

How do you keep epoxy from turning yellow?

Preventing Yellowing Choose epoxy colors that already contain heavy yellow pigments (such as green shades), or choose a dark color. Avoid using citrus or vinegar-based products to clean your epoxy flooring. These cleaners contain acids that will break down the gloss finish over time.

How do you make 2 part epoxy dry faster?

Just Use Heat It is actually possible to make epoxy resin dry faster, just by using heat. Increase the temperature to 75-85ºF / 24-30ºC in the room where your piece is curing. The resin reaches 95% of its full cure within 24 hours, and 100% of its cure within 72 hours.

What does Demold time mean?

The period of time for a material to fully cure. Also called demold time. Deflection Temperature Under Load. The temperature at which a simple beam of material has deflected a given amount under load.

What is clear cast?

Clearcast is a non-governmental organisation which pre-approves most British television advertising. It came into being on 1 January 2008 and took over the responsibilities of the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre. Clearcast approval is applied both to scripts and to the final commercials.

When can I Demold resin?

You can usually demold your project in 8 hours. A full cure can be obtained in 24 hours. Question: How long do I have to work with Super Clear resin once it’s mixed? You have approximately 25 minutes to work with the resin (pot time) before it starts to thicken as it cures.