How it started
....Whether you are an inventor, model railroader, classic car restorer, sculptor, doll maker or hobbyist of any sort, youre going to find out that Reproduce Almost Anything is a technical eye opener.
....The techniques demonstrated in the video/workbook combination, allows a beginner to inexpensively create a silicone rubber mold from an original part, and then reproduce those parts in metal, plastic, rubber, ceramic, plaster and even chocolate.
....Using these techniques during the mid 1980s, Ben Ridge, began producing a proprietary product for a well known national manufacturer. With only eight silicone molds, he produced 32 engineering grade parts per day, that wholesaled at $33.00 each to the national manufacturer. His positive cash flow per day was $625.00. Once the manufacturer increased his order numbers, Ben could afford to make a more durable injection mold that would now mold 1000 parts in 33 hours. Since those early days, this one invention, which is still in production, has made over $1,000,000.
....Now were not saying that everyone would want to go into his/her own business, but if one did, a beginning entrepreneurs biggest problem is, How to find the money to mass produce his/her product?. With several hundred copies of a product, made from a silicone mold, one can begin marketing. If the market buys the product, the entrepreneur can meet increased demand by moving to another manufacturing process. After all, with increased sales, the higher capacity tooling can be built with other peoples money (OPM). Have a look at the Entrepreneur magazine article listed here as a link for a similar success story. So, you see Ben has been there and done that entirely hands on, so he knows it works.
....After working with a number of fellow inventors and having taught the subject for years, Ben decided to create a how-to videotape with his son, Gordon, Reproduce Almost Anything. Reproduce Almost Anything is a 56-minute DVD, or VHS videotape (with 3D Animation), a 44-page accompanying workbook and a National Materials Source List that shows a beginner in easy step-by-step techniques how to make a two-sided silicone rubber mold from almost any object and then use that silicone rubber mold to make exact copies in metal, rubber, plastic ceramic, etc.
....The approximately 3.5 minutes of 3D Animation in the video was created by Gordon Ridge and greatly speeds the understanding of the techniques, by using X-Ray-like views of the process
....Were certain that anyone with the desire can use these silicone molding techniques to greatly increase his/her hobby potential to the point of becoming a profitable business.
Our advice is, Go, do it!