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Resin Casting

About our Resin casting service

Unity Gifts have been resin casting for some years and know a thing or two about high quality casting.

Due to the nature of our business, we typically use Polyester resin - this is a 'cheaper' alternative to other resins, and since we're wholesalers at heart, this fits in with our business model.

We offer a casting service whether it be one off, long term, contract work or wholesale.  We currently wholesale to most major museums in the U.K and a number on the continent.  Even though a vast majority of our products are 'Made with Coal', we are able to work outside of our general remit whether you'd like a figurine cold cast in copper, bronze, with or without coal and/or any mix and match which you see fit.

We briefly describe the process for our resin casting service.

 

1: A Master is required; this can be either supplied by you or we can assist in the design and origination of your master copy. 

 

2: A silicon rubber mould is then taken from the master copy – this creates the production mould (moulds are relatively low cost and are a very cheap alternative compared to injection moulding)

 

3: The mould is then filled with the liquid resin mixture. When the cast has cured,  it's then removed from the mould.

 

4: Once removed (depending on how it was cast) your cast is either your finished product or ready for the next stage.

Process

We briefly describe the process for our resin casting service.

 

1: A Master is required; this can be either supplied by you or we can assist in the design and origination of your master copy. 

 

2: A silicon rubber mould is then taken from the master copy – this creates the production mould (moulds are relatively low cost and are a very cheap alternative compared to injection moulding)

 

3: The mould is then filled with the liquid resin mixture. When the cast has cured,  it's then removed from the mould.

 

4: Once removed (depending on how it was cast) your cast is either your finished product or ready for the next stage.

Techniques

There are many approaches to the finishes that you can achieve on a resin cast. We use a wide variety of stains and paints which are applied to the surface of the casting, or we can use fillers, pigments and metal powders to create an effect embedded in the resin mixture. Another popular option is bronze resin casting – also referred to as resin cold cast bronze (which is an economic alternative to solid bronze). This has a coating of true bronze powder on the outside of the casting.

Possibilities

The possibilities in using our our one-stop manufacturing are endless - take a look through our shop, or look at our Instagram feed and this will give you a glimpse at the process of creating a product.