Location: 
A105
In the synthetics lab we work with rubbers, plastics, resins, casting, spin casting, roto- casting, vacuum chambers etc.

Prototyping with rubbers, plastics, resins, casting, spin casting, roto- casting, vacuum chambers etc

Tools

Roto-caster Spreads casting medium to complex formwork
Vacuum Chamber Jar  Extracting air bubbles form a cast
Spin tables 2
Dual Wheel polisher  
Laminating press  
Vacuum Bag  
Burn-out furnace Burning out lost wax molds
Fume hood  
Vacuum Forming machine Technical Specifications

 

Machine Rules
The following are a series of safety rules and recommendations for the appropriate operation of the CNC machines.  In order to maintain a safe work environment please follow them strictly.

Safety Rules

  • Long hair should be tied back prior to using the tools. Sandals and open shoes are not allowed. Neckties and bracelets should be removed.
  • Students are expected to provide their own material.
  • Only those tools and materials that have been pre-approved for use are allowed.  Students must consult a monitor ahead of time.
  • Students must verify their toolpaths and run a check in MadCam.
  • All .NC files to be sent to the CNC machine must be created on an approved computer with the most recent post files installed.
  • The Monitors will check for compliance with the above rules.