Reusable - Just reheat and remold,
Super Tough, Safe and Non-Toxic.
Machine-able - Easy to saw, drill,
tap and mill.
Paintable - Readily accepts Acrylic
hobby paints, dyes and pigments.
Excellent material for frames,
brackets, forms, molds and custom parts.
How to Heat ShapeLock
With Hot Water - Place
granules in a hot water bath of 160 degrees Fahrenheit, when
the material turns clear remove it from the water bath with
tongs, allow it cool for a minute or two and then squeeze out
any excess water. A standard kitchen thermometer is useful for
maintaining the correct temperature. Do NOT Overheat.
In the Microwave - Larger
masses of ShapeLock can be heated in the microwave oven. Be
sure to place the ShapeLock in a bowl of water to limit heating
of the material. Do not allow the water to come to a boil. NEVER
heat ShapeLock by itself in the microwave. The material can
reach very high temperatures and cause potentially serious burns
if touched. THESE HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE NOT NECESSARY, SHAPELOCK
BECOMES MOLDABLE AT JUST 150 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.
With a Hot Air Gun -
A hot air gun of the type used for heat shrink tubing or a hair
dryer can be used to heat ShapeLock to its moldable temperature.
Be careful not to overheat the material.
What is ShapeLock?
ShapeLock is an Ultra-High Molecular
Weight Low Temperature Thermoplastic.
What does "Ultra-High Molecular
Weight Low Temperature Thermoplastic" mean in laymans English?
ShapeLock is a super strong plastic
similar to Nylon or Polypropylene in toughness.
However, unlike the two former
plastics it does not need high temperatures or high pressures
to form into useful shapes.
ShapeLock is easily hand-formed
into shape at just 150 degrees Fahrenheit.