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mold (something) out of (something)

To create a model figure of something using a particular substance or medium. The kids are molding their favorite animals out of clay in art class today. She molds replicas of famous politicians out of scrap she collects from the junkyard.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mold something out of something

 and mold something from something
to form something, using a pliable substance, such as clay, plastic, wet concrete, etc. She molded a small turtle out of the moist clay. Elaine molded a turtle from the clay.
See also: mold, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Milacron will present its "Cube" technology for the first time, using a K-Tec press and four-sided rotary center-stack mold from Foboha.
Allow at least two minutes for the pressure to uniformly drop to zero to prevent water condensed in the mold from expanding violently if the pressure is reduced too fast.
Removing the mold from production for this plunger/pot repair will most likely create a delinquent delivery time, leaving your customer with an unfavorable image of your delivery proficiency.
The technique, which won the award in the Process/Assembly/ Enabling Technologies category, involves simultaneous injection of two colors into the mold from two different injection units on the machine.
In order to meet the space constraints and also to elevate the mold from the molding station to the finish line, two chain transfer conveyors were incorporated.
A Battenfeld robot placed the fabric in a shear-edged mold from Summerer Technologies of Rimsting Germany.
The greater the height of the metal in the mold from the top of the pouring cup to the bottom of the casting, the greater the pressure exerted on the liquid.
The gases will be present in the mold from the last resin added to the sand, in the refractory, from a build-up on recycled sand or from the melt's additives or metallurgical processing.
Safety circuit prevents the mold from closing if sweep arm is not in full-up position.
Force is applied to the mold by the squeeze head, compressing the mold from the back face to the pattern.
While the GE/H-P benchmark study defined lead time in terms of manufacturing time, don't forget that getting the mold from there to here can add time, too.
By filling the mold from the bottom and rotating it for cooling, this process produces high-volume castings with high dimensional accuracy and optimized solidification.
Netstal introduced a twin-cavity molding system in 1992 utilizing a standard "Disc 60" molding machine and a mold from GPT Axxicon of the Netherlands.
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