Glass fiber reinforced plastic sculpture has been widely used in the sculpture industry due to its flexible molding, short production, and development cycle, good workmanship, wear resistance, and long service life. In the production process of Fiberglass sculpture, the quality of the mold has a lot to do with it. So, which molds are available for Fiberglass sculptures? Next, Bosong Sculpture Factory will introduce them in detail.
Fiberglass sculptures can be divided into plaster molds, rubber molds, paraffin molds, metal molds, concrete molds, etc. according to the mold material.
Glass fiber reinforced plastic has strong plasticity (as long as you think of the shape, glass fiber reinforced plastic can be made into a finished product), relatively easy to form, lightweight, high strength, corrosion resistance, and is relatively low cost and various surface effects.
Fiberglass sculpture can achieve a variety of effects: such as conventional colors (PANTONE color), painted, gold, silver, gold platinum, silver platinum, ancient silver, bronze, red copper and so on. As a new type of material in today’s society, Fiberglass is second to none in terms of corrosion resistance. It has good resistance to the atmosphere, water and general concentrations of acids, alkalis, salts, and a variety of oils and solvents.
It is this characteristic that makes the preservation of Fiberglass sculptures easier and longer. And this advantage is far superior to carbon steel, stainless steel, wood and so on.
To create a good Fiberglass sculpture, mold making is the key to molding. Gypsum is often used for mold making, but gypsum has low strength and is easy to deform for a long time. Silicone rubber and Fiberglass materials can be used to make molds. Silicone rubber is in a fluid state before use, and has good flow and filling properties. After the cross-linking reaction, an elastomer is formed, which has a large elastic deformation. The water of the original mold has no effect on the cross-linking reaction. After cross-linking, the silicone rubber has good sealing properties and does not adhere to the original glass fiber reinforced plastic. Used as the surface layer of Fiberglass mold, it can reproduce the shape of the work with high quality, and it can be smoothly released. However, the crosslinked body is easily deformed and needs to support the carrier. Use the characteristics of glass fiber reinforced plastic as the carrier of the mold.