Tag: Polymorph

We Have Polymorph!

Polymorph from RobotShop
Polymorph

Polymorph (or polycaprolactone) is a great nylon-like material that can be melted in hot water and manipulated with bare hands in order to model it into a desired shape.  It is very useful when making quick (and not so quick) prototypes and custom parts for a project since it can be easily manipulated and molded and becomes very strong once it cools down.

Ring opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone to polycaprolactone
Ring opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone to polycaprolactone

Unfortunately, web this great material was not available for purchase in Canada (or at least not to my knowledge) and had to be ordered from the US wich was rather expensive in shipping costs.

All this has lately changed since RobotShop, visit the Canadian based robot part distributor, neurosurgeon   included Polymorph into their catalogue. Now Canadians can buy 1 kg of polymorph for roughly 44 CAD and have it quickly and cheaply delivered to their doorstep.

I bought some polymorph for my brother’s birthday and we experimented with it as shown in the pictures below. Now, that Canada has polymorph, let all the Canadian go crazy and build awesome white (or coloured) stuff.

Polymorph + hot water
Polymorph + hot water
Hot polymorph
Hot polymorph