Casting Grips

I had been thinking about getting new grips for a while but I couldn’t find anything that resembled the idea I had in my head. So I thought; why not design and cast them myself?

After doing some research I felt confident I could do this. I drew up a model and went ahead with it.

3d model of our spark grips

I ordered PU rubber, 3D printed a mold and did my first casting ever. It came out far from perfect, for example you can see the lines from the mold, but it was just a quick try-out. I’m quite happy with the results of my first try though and I’m currently working on a second mold to try something different.

The first mold half that was quickly printed

As you can see in the picture, I made a big mess, because I poured in way too much PU rubber before adding the centre. Practice makes perfect… at some point.