Cast Iron Construction
The UP-3D Centre also has a cast iron workshop where we produce medical simulation, visualization and training devices or moulds using polyurethanes, silicone and synthetic resins on request.
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You can also upload a 3D model, photo or technical drawing as an illustration. We will contact you after processing your request.
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Please note that our moulds are not certified for use in the food industry.
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The Bleeding Skin is a medical simulation device for the University of Pécs Medi Skills Lab, tested for small-scale production using two-component silicone and artificial blood, which allows students to practice incisions on skin simulated with lifelike material properties that can bleed naturally and evenly.
We regularly produce surgical suture pads using two-component silicone and fat tissue mimicking fillers. Students first use these to practice using surgical suture thread and various stitching techniques.
We can produce educational or custom bone simulations in small batches. The bones are made with a solid polyurethane surface and a rigid foam polyurethane interior, with a hollow core if required. We currently have moulds for bones of the upper arm, forearm, thigh and lower leg. On request, we can make silicone moulds based on segmented 3D models from physical samples, 3D scans or medical image samples, which can be used to mould 20-40 products.
What is gravity moulding?
The process is a way of producing unique and small batches of products, whereby a moulding material is poured into a mould cavit to take on the shape of the product, filling the mould and holding its shape as it solidifies. The raw casting, once released from the mould cavity, can be shaped into a product by post-processing (e.g. cleaning, chipping).
What is rotational moulding?
Rotational moulding is a special form of gravity casting. The mould is rotated about two axes so that the casting material, which only partially fills the mould cavity, solidifies by being deposited on the cavity wall, resulting in a hollow, closed casting.
What is a moulding compound?
It is a liquid at the processing temperature that can solidify in the mould cavity. The change of state occurs during heating-cooling or during the formation of chemical bonds.
Casting materials used in PTE 3D: Polyaddition silicone, FastCast polyurethane and acrylic casting resins. Polyurethane rigid foam is used to fill the cavities (e.g. for hollow bone simulators).
What is a mould?
A mould contains a mould cavity and corresponds to the shape of the product. It usually has pouring and pouring out openings at the top, or it can be split into several parts to allow the mould to be removed.
In rotational moulding, the mould cavity is completely closed.
Moulds that are completely open at the top are also used at PTE 3D to enable the mould to be removed from the mould without dismantling.
The moulds used in the PTE 3D Center are typically made from polyaddition silicone moulding resin and moulded around the master part (e.g. bone simulator) or 3D print (e.g. PLA material).
Printed, open moulds are used to make flexible products such as skin simulators.