I’m always trying to improve the process by which each trophy is produced.  One of the ways to do this is to look at each mold and see if it can be made smaller to fit in the pressure pots.  Pressurizing the resin as it sets up ensures that few or no air bubbles will be present when we take the cast out.  This also lessons the time it takes to prep a trophy for the painting stage because air pockets need to be filled before a trophy is finished.   Another way to improve the casting process is to streamline it in any way we can.  This week my mold maker James tackled making the mold for casting the clubs for the Mulligan golf trophy.  Instead of doing one at a time, he’s building a mold that will capture 10 fiberglass rods that will become the shaft of the golf club.  The resin will flow down the 2 part mold into small cavities forming the club heads.  It’s a time consuming process building a production mold like this but in the end it will be one more example of how we’re always trying to improve upon things at FantasyTrophies.com. 

One half of the new mold for casting the golf clubs for the Mulligan golf trophy.

One half of the new mold for casting the golf clubs for the Mulligan golf trophy.

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