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Shrinking/reducing


#1

Does anyone have a good method for shrinking designs? We have
several that we’d like to drop down about 50% for matching
earrings/pendant sets. We’ve heard about something called Reduce
It from Rio, but haven’t tried it yet. Has anyone out there tried
it?


#2

Tamrabint:

We had a similar need for some designs of our own and tried
reduce it. It does work marginaly; however, we were not
thrilled with the results. The part shrinks from between thirty
to fifty percent non-uniformly, eg certain sections of the part
shrink 30% and some 50%, producing sometimes considerable
distortion of the origional design. Additionaly the surface of
the reduced part is somewhat grainy reqiring attention, either a
PVA coating, sanding, or two generations of molding two a
finished part or some combination of the above.

It is appropriate for some applications but there has got to be
something better. We however are still lookingg as we want to be
able to reduce some parts to ten percent of there original size.

Good luck,

Todd
Tanya Pitre Studios


#3

Are you talking about reducing a pattern/drawing? To do that I
go to the copy shop and play around with the size on the copier.
You can try lots of variations for under a buck. Deb


#4

Tamra, I am assuming you are speaking of castings. If you are
doing construction, I use a scanner, duplicate in to publisher
and print on sticky back paper. I can make a charm or large pin
depending on need. As for casting, I haven’t a clue.


#5
Are you talking about reducing a pattern/drawing?  To do that I
go to the copy shop and play around with the size on the copier.
You can try lots of variations for under a buck. Deb

Deb

We are talking about pouring a compound called “Reduce it” into
a rubber mold, demolding after about an hour, then waiting
between four hours and four days depending upon a number of
factors for the part to reduce between thirty and fifty percent.
( this works only marginaly well see earlier writing on subject)

We are looking for a better means of achieving this result
either mechanicly, chemicaly, or through computer technology ie
Stereo Lithography