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Old 09-06-2006, 12:45 PM
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You never know Tony, sure, if we can get it to swim it may be the next rebel lure!
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:18 PM
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As the product is designed now, it's really only good for prototype work and making one-of-a-kind "specialty plugs". Because you can mold the stuff into any shape and it will hold that shape while curing, you can make just about any conceivable design/shape you want. For example, the pencil popper I formed has a bowed belly and only a slight arch to the back. It's more anatomically correct than what you get when shaping using an automated lathe process. This is great because it allows you the flexibility to easily alter the design until you achieve the action/looks you're after. The down-side is that I can't make multiple plugs of the same design as consistently as you can on a lathe.

If we wanted to make larger volumes of the same plug with much more exact tolerance, then I'd use our best prototype to cast/create a 2 cavity mold, basically split the plug in half length wise. You can do whatever internal stuff (add weight, wire, rattles....)you need to do and then bond the two halves together. I'd also need to redesign the polymer so that it will either flow or more easily be skived into the cavity. I'd design it so the two components can be put into a double-barreled syringe or cartridge and all you need to do is twist on a static mix tube and shoot the stuff directly into the mold....no need to weigh and mix by hand.

If we really wanted to get technical and stream-line the process further for mass production, you could work up a series of air-brushed patterns, scan them into a computer, print them on Mylar/polyethylene/polypropylene, emboss the prints to the plugs shape (2 halves), place them into the mold, and cast the stuff right on top of it, bonding the pattern on at the same time. Presto, finished plug ready for hardware.

What do you say Roc, combine our superpowers, Mechanical Man and Chemical Man, and market a high-end line of indestructible striper plugs, from Mechemical Inc.
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