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Life Casting

Life Casting ProductsThe process of life casting involves making a mold of the human form and then reproducing it in a variety of artful casting media, including cold cast bronze, plaster, concrete, plastic, life-like silicone and more.

Polytek® manufactures two life casting materials: contact-safe silicone rubber to make reusable life cast molds and an alginate-based option for single-use molds.

Read about these options below:

Video Tutorials

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Lifecasting: PlatSil® Gel-25 Face Cast

PlatSil® Gel-25 is a contact-safe, platinum-cured silicone that is most often used for making prosthetic appliances, lifecasting and mold making. 


How-To Articles & Customer Projects

Lifecasting with Hydrogel<sup>®</sup> Mold Compound
Body Casting Tutorial: Hydrogel Mold & Cold Cast Bronze Casting
The following tutorial details the steps needed to create a Hydrogel® body mold and a cold cast bronze body casting.