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Body casting alginate
Lifecasting is the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living human body, through the use of molding and casting techniques. In rare cases lifecasting is also practiced on living animals. The most common lifecasts are of torsoes, pregnant bellies, hands, faces, and genitalia and it is possible for an experienced lifecasting practitioner to copy any part of the body. Lifecasting is usually limited to a section of the body at a time, but full-body lifecasts are achievable too. Compared with other three-dimensional representations of humans, the standout feature of lifecasts is their high level of realism and detail. Lifecasts can replicate details as small as fingerprints and pores.
A variety of materials can be used for both the molding and casting stages of the lifecasting process. For moulding, alginate, and plaster bandages are the most popular materials. Different alginate formulas are available with different setting times and working properties.
If you are looking to take an impression somewhere from the human body then most mould making materials are not up to the job, mainly for health reasons. We do not recommend ANY product to be used on the skin other than our Alginate casting material. However our Alginate can also be used to bed formers. Its easier to remove than clay or plaster when dry!
Made from natural materials and with limited additives, Alginates cure very quickly. However they can only be cast into once. We stock two grades a fast cure and slow cure which offer 4 minute set or 13 minute set. The slower set should be used to cover larger areas like the abdomen or where more care needs to be taken such as the face.
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