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Polymorph granules

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DAGU will now stock polymorph and can offer you 1Kg for $22 USD. Admittedly shipping cost will increase that price but if you are ordering several other parts from us as well then it should work out good value for money. 1Kg will last a long time unless you are making very big robots. Comes in a re-useable plastic box.

Polymorph is a plastic that melts at very low temperatures. Placing poymorph in a cup of hot water is all it takes for this plastic to go from a hard white nylon like material to a soft clear putty that can easily be shaped by hand. Once cooled it will return to a tough white plastic. Perfect for prototyping!

Please email Claudia to place an order.

Polymorph is actually Polycaprolactone which is non-toxic and biodegradeable. Below are some links to tip/walkthroughs on using polymorph.

My tip/walkthrough for making plastic sheets and brackets:  http://letsmakerobots.com/node/4070
Gareth's polymorph workshop 1 (Trivots): http://letsmakerobots.com/node/13950
Gareth's polymorph workshop 2 (Finger): http://letsmakerobots.com/node/14041


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I cant wait to try this stuff for myself. Hope I can find a UK supplier to buy it from.

maplins, that's where i got mine when i was over there in the UK.

How would I buy anything from DAGU that is not listed on the specials for LMR members page? (I'm not sure if I'm making any sense, but I mean if DAGU has a web site or a catalog) 

Sam R. 

I received mine in the mail Thursday and immediately started fabricating. This stuff is great and even with the expensive shipping it was cheaper than shapelock.
theres also shapelock for those who want smaller quantities in the US
Shapelock is the same thing. Polymorph is just the UK name.
But you didn't sculpt that awesome fish freehand did you? Have you used it in some sort of mold?

I used plaster to make a mould of the original then pressed hot polymorph into the mould. The plastic is only 2-3mm thick. When the halves had cooled. I used a hot air gun to soften the edges and then pressed the two halves together.

Had a few air bubbles in the plaster so my fish ended up with pimples :D