Mould Manufacturing: The Art of Mould Making

What is a Mould? The word mould can mean a fungus, such as the fungus that attaches itself to stale bread, or it can be a pattern or hollow shaped container in which a liquid is cast to set to a certain shape. In South Africa we use the word mould OR mold, meaning fungus, or mould meaning the art of mould making.


If you are known as a good Mould Manufacturer it means that you can copy and produce literary almost anything you can touch, using a specific mould. For example, using a mould you can repair/copy vehicle bodywork. As a Mould Manufacturer you can manufacture and make canoes, canopies for vans and garden furnisher.


A Mould, also called a pattern, will allow you to cast shower trays, storage tanks, picture frames, ornaments, figurines and wall tiles. Ornamental bricks, garden pots, decorative doors, hanging ceilings and water features are created by first making a mould from a pattern or an original product, then making the mould which assist in making a direct copy of the pattern.


It won’t be possible to make items such as statues, toys, bowls, candles, soaps, concrete products, garden ponds, stepping stones, and ornamental bricks without using a mould. All the above mentioned items are only a fraction of what you can manufacture using the correct mould material.


If you do not want to make articles from the moulds, you can make and sell the moulds to people who want to make the articles. This is the ideal business to start from home.


In the mould manufacturing industry you will find latex moulds, polyurethane moulds, silicone moulds and fiberglass moulds, all of which we will be using to manufacture moulds.


Mould Making is not difficult once you understand the concepts of making a mould. It can be a lucrative home based business which can be run from home. This will allow mom to be a stay at home mother while she helps to keep the pot boiling with her mould manufacturing business.


Silicone mould rubber is mostly used to make statues and figurines and all other products that have deep undercuts and crevices in the pattern. Cement products are best cast in cement or polyurethane moulds. Fiberglass moulds, and plaster moulds are used to make other products. 


What I am trying to illustrate is that there is a big variety of products that can be used to make moulds. Everything depends on the product that you will be casting. You must use the right product for the making of the mould and the right product for the casting of product. Do not be misled into thinking that it is difficult to make moulds, for this is not true.  As with everything that you do, you must follow the instructions carefully. 


Designer moulds are especially popular. One such a designer mould type is manufacturing Nail Art Moulds. A customer will make a pattern out of wood, wax or other product that no one else has. This means that this product cannot by copied by anyone else because the customer that you made the mould for, owns the copyright. Only this particular customer can use this specific mould to make the specific product. 


This means that your services as a mould manufacturer are highly sought after! Why would the customer need a mould? The simple answer to this question is that if you make a mould of something, you can use the same mould over and over. Every time you use the mould, you will re-produce the same product perfectly! This means that the customer that you made the mould for can mass produce the product over and over.


If you make craft moulds you can supply Scrapbooking businesses, candle manufacturing businesses, soap making businesses, to name but a few.


As a mould maker you can earn a good living. Mould makers also make chocolate moulds, sweet moulds, silicone soap moulds, picture framing moulds and ceramic moulds. From the description above you must have come to the conclusion that starting a moulding company can become a very lucrative home based business.




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