Alginate is one of the most common and readily available life casting materials we use. As well as being used for life casting and teeth casting, it’s also used in certain mould making processes such as creating snap moulds.
Alginate is made from seaweed so it’s natural, organic, sustainable, relatively inexpensive and extremely safe – what’s not to love about this very agreeable compound found within the cell walls of brown algae!
To be a successful prosthetics artist you need to know your materials well, and our ONLINE SCHOOL has you covered with a whole section of video lessons about the key materials and equipment of our craft, including all you need to know about alginate!
In this lesson Neill Gorton takes a look at the different kinds of alginate available and how to measure, mix and work with them, with plenty of tips and advice for using it in your own projects:
Available as part of our EARLY ADOPTER ACCESS-ALL SUBSCRIPTION until December 2020: £34.99 per month for unlimited access to all the lesson videos on our website plus new ones added regularly during that time. Also includes PDF materials lists and transcription downloads which are ideal for translating.