Duplicate Precious Cultural Relics with Silicious Rubber Die
He Hongliang;Chen Jie;Cui Tianzhen;Du Zhibin
The article introduces the experiments to find out the optimum composition of silicious rubber used as die materials, and the process of die making. With silicious rubber die, the duplication of bianzhong which are very precious relics in China, has bean proved successful. The duplicated bianzhong possesses the same charicteristics as those of the originals in all respects such as fine figures, inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty, and the shape, size, structure as well. The result of the duplication indicates that the silicious rubber die does no damage relics, and can duplicate complicated picture on the surface of the relics. Silicious rubber is a new kind of die materials which can be used to duplicate precious retics and works of art.