Method for waterproofing connectors using rapid prototyping & silicon molds


#1

Check out my how-to manual for potting water-proof pressure capable connectors using 3-D printing & silicon molding techniques! Let me know what you think!


-Keith


#2

Wow, very nice work and clear documentation! I'm really interested as to what potting compounds you use, and what type of multi-pin connector is that? I'm wondering how easy it would be able to utilize this technique to make DIY wet-connect "sub-conn" like connectors.


#3

Thanks. I did this project a few years ago and cannot remember what type of encapsulation was used or even what type of connector was chosen. However, the process of 3-D printing a plug and pouring a silicon mold would lend itself to making DIY wet-mate "sub-conn" like connectors in almost any shape. I imagine one could even design a cable strain relief into the mold.