Tag: silicone

Rapid Prototyping of Silicone Moulds

Material Sketches

Over the last year, we have been making a number of things from silicone. This short video provides an overview of some rapid prototyping techniques and shows a use-case that implements several methods.

Magnetic Silicone

Material Sketches

Magnetic Silicone is a composite of Iron Oxide and EcoFlex 00-30 Moulding Silicone.
Like the best things in life, this exploration came about by chance.
This material was discovered in the process of attempting to make soft iron cores for flexible electromagnets. The short video shows how different arrangements of the material reacts to permanent magnetic actuation.