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Different Processing Methods
Ceralun is the perfect material for generating a variety of surfaces and structures. Possible ways of processing are the free forming method, the stamping technique and 3D silicone molds.
Generating shiny surfaces with the free forming method
When a piece of jewelry is created where parts of Ceralun are visible, a smooth and shiny clay surface might be desired. In order to create a shiny surface, gently wipe and polish the clay with your silicone glove-covered finger using the recommended Release Agent or some water drops. The Ceralun surface can be polished up to 2 hours after the crystals have been set.
The stamping technique is suitable to produce structured surfaces.
Generating shiny surfaces with the stamping technique
If a larger surface of shiny Ceralun is needed, the following aids are required: transfer foil, a pasta machine or rolling pin, and a freezer. Knead the clay and put it between two layers of foil. Smoothen it with the help of a pasta machine or with a rolling pin. Using the pasta machine is the recommended option, as a consistent height of the Ceralun is achieved easier than with the rolling pin. When the clay inside the foil is as flat as desired, put it into the freezer for approx. 15 minutes. The cold reduces the bonding between Ceralun and foil, so that the foil can easily be detached from the flat and shiny clay.
3D Silicone Molds
The work and cost saving method of using 3D silicone molds is recommendable for larger production units. A 3D silicone mold is produced based on a master model. This can be re-used for several times.