2 piece mould for 3D polymer matrix

In addition to the societal relationship we have to plastics, another motive for collaborating with CMBD was to help with research and design of biodegradable marine algal polymers. Traditional techniques from the ‘plastic arts’ are useful. I demonstrated the making of an easy release, two piece mould to my collaborators for the creation of 3D bio-polymer scaffolds.

I made a two piece mould to cast the marine algal polymer into a 3D form
Removing the polymer form the 2 piece mould was successful –  fine surface details were retained
After casting in 2 piece mould the 3D polymer is immersed in chemical cross-linker iwith addition of colour indicator
After cross linking, fine surface details were retained but the polymer had minor bulging

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