USES, IDEAS and
APPLICATIONS for SHAPELOCK
Molding Around Objects - ShapeLock is excellent for making
ergonomic handles on existing tools or for molding around other
Making Molds - ShapeLock can be used to make single or multi-part
molds of other objects. The only limit is the ability of ShapeLock
to be fully pushed into highly detailed depressions. A coating of
vegetable oil, wax release agent or syran wrap will prevent ShapeLock
from adhering to the object being molded.
Custom Parts and Brackets - ShapeLock can be used to form
holders for other parts, brackets and frameworks. For instance it
can be used to hold the sensors for a robot.
Motor Mounts - ShapeLock can be molded around small motors
to build a mounting block. This block can then be drilled and/or
Ball and Socket Move-able Joints - ShapeLock, when cool,
has a slightly self-lubricating surface, much the same as Nylon.
This property can be used to create "Ball and Socket"
joints which easily move.
Fixed Joints - ShapeLock can be used to make fixed joints
which are therefore reinforced to much greater strength.