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Mould-Making Shop

Supported Processes
  • Body moulds using: plaster bandages, alginate and plaster bandages, skin sage silicone and plaster bandages
  • Moulds of objects or clay pieces using plaster, silicone and urethane
  • Casting in body moulds or object moulds using plaster, silicone, urethane rubber or resins
  • Casting in Forton and creating fake marble and bronze finishes using metal powders and pigments
  • Expanding or reducing objects with materials such as Expandit or Reducit

Wood Shop

  • Table saw
  • Chop saw
  • Jointer
  • Thickness planer
  • Band saws
  • A wide assortment of power and hand tools
  • Tool lending service available with presentation of a Concordia student card
  • Appointments recommended, walk in’s accepted depending on volume of students using the shop.
  • Though we are labeled as a wood shop the technician has a respectable knowledge of other materials and methods.
  • All projects must be course related.

Foundry/Metal Shop

Supported Processes

  • Welding booth
    • MIG welding in steel, bronze and aluminum
    • Plasma cutting
  • Bending, folding, cutting and drilling floor equipment as well as numerous hand tools to work with metal.
  • Sandblasting / Grinding room provides students with a dedicated space for use of sandblaster, ceramics shelling mold-making, grinding aluminum, and ceramic shell removal.
  • Waxing work for lost-wax casting process
  • Ceramics shell process for metal casting
  • Metal Casting in bronze, aluminum and pewter
  • Patina

Shop equipment also includes:

  • Manual power floor shear
  • Manual press brake bending machine
  • Drill press
  • Vertical band saw
  • Pedestal grinder
  • Sandblaster
  • Gas melting furnace
  • Burnout kiln
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