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Mar 20, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Molds from Machinable wax


Has anyone used Machinable wax for CNC milled molds?
http://www.machinablewax.com/index.htm

I was talking to someone about milling corian molds and he recommended using Machinable wax to make the first molds then moving to corian when the design is proven.

Has anyone tried it?
Did it hold up to vacuum bagging or pressure bladders?
How many pulls can you get from a wax mold?

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Mar 20, 2012, 08:12 PM
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After reviewing the cost of the wax we scrapped the idea.
Mar 21, 2012, 12:31 AM
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Maybe you can just get some purified bees wax (cheap or free if you can work the beekeeper). Its really hard and could work for a few pulls. The purified stuff is offwhite in color.
Mar 22, 2012, 07:34 AM
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I got sticker shock when I looked at it too.

Corian is cheap relatively speaking.
Mar 22, 2012, 08:09 AM
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I've machine machinable wax. Its fantastic stuff, cuts easily, and should last for a few pulls (>5). Its not worth the price over cheaper materials like Corian though.
Mar 22, 2012, 11:03 AM
not bad for one eye
I got a $1700.00 quote yesterday for modeling board! That's insane.
Apr 02, 2012, 05:11 PM
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if youre looking into machining corian, check out:

craigslist
ebay

keep an eye out for people remodeling their houses/kitchens. sometimes they just leave the whole dang countertop out for the trash collectors.

so far, corian rocks my socks.

-david
Apr 02, 2012, 05:16 PM
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http://orlando.craigslist.org/mat/2875874616.html

case in point. these things are even precut for a small fuselage sized mold...or wheelpants... or canopies... or whatever... i might need to grab some of these...

-david


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