Cdaus writes: “I stumbled across this product while looking for a way to build a mold for an ‘ice luge.’ It’s truly amazing, and its uses are endless. It’s a plastic which becomes malleable at about 160 degrees F. Once cooled, it returns to a hard, nylon-like state. The chemical name for this stuff is Polycaprolactone (I think), and I’e noticed that it’s offered and manufactured by several companies under different names. One company called “Utili Plast” has an informative video on the plastic. I’d highly recommend viewing this video to get an idea of potential uses!”
Wow — I can’t believe we haven’t come across this before; it’d find a home in almost any shop. This material essentially allows you to mock-up solid shapes without the difficulty of standard casting. I’d love to say more about it, but I need to learn more first. Look for more on this awesome find in the future here on TM.