Home improvement

Martins mould for Lampowitz
It took lots of trial and error to get this plaster / silicone mould to work.

I built a mould to make elastic prototypes of my flashlight holder. It gave me a good picture of the manufacturing process.

A man of lead bullets
In my case, the Lead Man.

Childs play
As a youngster I moulded small tin figurines to play with. Well, in lack of money I mostly melted lead bullets I got for free from the local rifle club.

Ingenious friend
An engineer friend of mine demonstrated how he made silicone moulds for his machine parts. I could clearly do it the other way around and pour soft hobby silicone into a home made mould and make elastic prototypes.

Plaster prototyping
Eventually I managed to make a functional plaster mould to pour my silicone solution into. There were lots of problems getting the silicone out of the mould without ruining it. The blue colour you see inside is glossy paint to protect the plaster. Otherwise the solidified silicone sticks to the plaster breaks it apart. There was a lot of trial and error before I got reasonable results from this one.

This is the living story of my venture to design & produce a completely new product for the consumer market. Hopefully it will inspire you to take a leap and do the same. Right now i´m in the middle of my mission and will mix recent events with an abundance of retrospective posting. My goal is that you will find it interesting, entertaining and invigorating.
2 comments
  1. “Home improvement | Martins innovation blog” was in
    fact a pretty pleasant blog, . Keep posting and I am going to continue to keep reading!
    I appreciate it ,Milford

    1. Thanks Milford!
      Trying to keep a steady flow of posts. Iv’e just been extremely busy getting my new product out in the shops lately (I’ll post lots about that one later on).

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