You have to see this stuff. It is so cool.

It is a biodegradable plastic (like nylon) that has a low glass transition temperature meaning that it get soft and pliable like putty at around 180 deg F. It stiffens at room temperature and it’s colorable. I hear it’s paintable but I need to do some experiments.

Benefits:

  • Re-usable
  • Can use hot water to melt it
  • Use scissors to cut it when warm
  • Use a Dremel tool when cold

How it works

Here are a few videos I screened to save you time

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Where to buy

http://www.mcmaster.com/#6225t11/=7c07ru

http://shapelock.com/index.html

http://www.amaco.com/shop/product-430-friendly-plastic-pellethtml

If you want the best deal, you need to buy large quantities. Here are the price per oz. I would go with the 1 lb jar from McMaster Carr.

 


 

weight (oz) cost USD cost/oz Supplier
4.4 $    14.95 $       3.40 Amaco
28 $    49.95 $       1.78 Amaco
400 $  540.00 $       1.35 Amaco
16 $    22.92 $       1.43 McMaster
8.8 $    14.95 $       1.70 ShapeLock
17.6 $    24.95 $       1.41 ShapeLock

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