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05-03-2006, 06:50 AM
Is there any one who could tell me how to make a surface texture in a mold for a tubular part that will give a texture like you would find on an old wet suit? I think the texture would be called basket weave. I will be moulding silicone rubber. I have a 3 axis cnc router and would like to make the mould out of aluminum.

Thanks for any help.

05-03-2006, 08:11 AM
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I know of a company in Kansas City, Mo. that can probably do it depending on the complexity of the part. They use a lazer engraver set up on a rotating axis for engraving pet alum. molds for the bottle industry.
Email me & I can give you the info.

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05-03-2006, 09:50 AM
IIRC I thought some of this is done with chem-milling or chemical/ photo etching.


05-03-2006, 12:16 PM
Try calling MOLD-TECH and ask for their "visual texture standards" book. lot's to choose from.

909-595-7494 california

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05-05-2006, 07:01 AM
Thanks for the info on companies but I was looking tofind out how to do it myself. Can anyone give me any tips or help?