How to mould precise rubber parts
Make a precise new strain relief for with a 3D printed mould
Whether it’s back to school or back to work, there are so many things to remember: sharpened pencils, new pens, shoes, oversized satchels, winter coats and … name tags.
Personalising your belongings is fun for you and the kids. Creative play we call it. And as Sugru bonds to almost anything – glass, metal, wood, ceramics and most plastics and fabrics – you can pretty much put your name to anything.
Tools to emboss your stuff:
- DIY Rubber Stamp Printing Kit
- A single-use pack of Sugru (colour of your choice)
- A glass of soapy water
- Stuff you want to emboss (well, … it’s technically deboss)
And this is how you do it.
Step 1: Take a pack of Sugru, pinch off a piece and rub onto the object you want to emboss. This creates your base layer.
Step 2: Pinch off another piece of Sugru and rub onto your base layer and make a smooth surface.
Step 3: Line up the letters you are going to use on the text plate.
Step 4: Dip letters into the soapy water.
Step 5: Press into the Sugru until you’ve left your impression.
Step 6: Leave to cure for 24 hours. And there you have it.
Now you can adorn your favourite mugs … packed lunch boxes … pencil cases … clothing … toys … stationery … laptops and tools with a durable, rubbery, waterproof customisation!