Accession Number : AD0259110

Title :   ACRYLATE GLOVE-DIPPING MOLD

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : RIBLETT,VICTOR T. ; LAMB,CHARLES S.

Report Date : DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Research was undertaken on a simplified method for fabricating acrylate cosmetic glove-dipping molds. Acrylate glove dipping molds were made by first reversing a polyvinyl chloride glove, fitting it to a foam filler mandrel, and casting a split stone mold matrix (Hydrocal) around it to prevent the glove from deforming when the final mold was made. The mandrel was removed from the stone mold and the PVC glove removed from the foam filler mandrel and fitted in the stone mold. Epoxy resin was then poured into the reversed glove to obtain a positive mold, which was modified to correct what appeared to be deformities. The method not only entails considerable time, but requires that the technician be skilled in this art in order to obtain a useable mold. However, the greatest fault with a mold of this type is that it attempts to correct deformities which should be present. When the reversed glove is fitted to a foam mandrel these deformities are not eliminated, but exaggerated and multiplied. When the modified mandrel is dipped in latex to form a glove and the glove removed and reversed, these deformities become apparent. Fingernails are distorted and the fingers appear to be foreshortened. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CASTING, *GLOVES, *PLASTICS, *PROSTHETICS, ACRYLIC RESINS, EPOXY RESINS, POLYMERS, VINYL PLASTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE