Make stamps by using Shapeways and Sugru
Hi, I like stamps a lot, so I was happy to find out, that there is an easy and cheap way to make stamps by using Shapways and Sugru!
The "stampmaker" is a very simple 3D modell. You can use free software like Blender or Google SketchUp to design it. With the Shapeways 3D printing service you can realize almost any incredible idea you get! Shapeways provides a "Detailed Material" (Acrylic-based photopolymer) which is perfect for making a mold for stamps. The stampmaker at the example has the dimension 30 x 30 mm (1.2 x 1.2 in) and is 2 mm (0.08 in) thick. The embossed parts should have a depth of 1 mm (0.04 in) As you'll see, 3D printing with this material is very inexpensive. After you've received your stampmaker, you'll be able to create your stamps with Sugru.
Creating a stamp by using Sugru
What you need: 1. A negative mold (the stampmaker), made via Shapeways 3D printing service. 2. Sugru. 3. A handle which should fit to the size of the stamp. E.g. a piece of wood or you can create the handle via Shapeways, too. 4. Liquid soap. 5. A knife.
Put a thin layer (2 mm) of Sugru on a handle which should have approximately the same size as the stamp. Make sure the Sugru on the handle is smooth and plane.
Put some liquid soap on the stampmaker. This will help to detach the sugru from the mold. Press the stampmaker against the Sugru and remove it without destroying the imprint you made.
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