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L3 Casting Room

Open to: closed until further notice
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St, L306   •  

Academic Year 2020-21 Update

This facility will be closed until further notice.

About the L3 Casting Room

There currently is no orientation required to use the casting room. Access is at the discretion of the L3 CNC Technician.

There is no sanding allowed in the casting room.

Saftey

Access to the Casting Room is restricted unless wearing proper PPE. Anyone using the space must wear goggles, gloves, a Tyvek suit, and a respirator with appropriate cartridges.

Gloves and goggles are provided by the shop but the Tyvek suit and respirator must be purchased by the student.

Respirator Tyvek suit

Limited Space

Space in the casting room is limited and can only support 1 – 2 students at a time depending on the scale of the project.

Storage

We have limited storage for projects on shelves.  Projects must be labeled and can only stay on the shelf for up to 1 week. Storage slips must be signed off by a Technician.

We also have storage for open containers in a flammable storage unit.  We highly encourage the use of this space to not contaminate the rest of the campus. Materials in this area can be stored long term. Please label your containers with your name and date.

Allowed Materials

The following materials are approved for use in the Casting Room:

Bio Based Casting and Coating Epoxy
Entropy Resin SAP CCR

Two Part Epoxies
West System Epoxy
Z-Max

Casting Plastics
Smooth­-On 300 Series
Smooth-­On 320 Series

Casting and Mold Rubbers
Smooth-­On Dragon Skin
Smooth­-On Encapso K
Smooth­-On Mold Star
Smooth­-On OOMOO
Smooth-On Brush On

Casting Foams
Smooth­-On Flex Foam­-it
Smooth-­On Foam-­it

For safety reasons and precautions, no other products or materials are allowed without direct approval from the shop manager.

Talk to the CNC Shop staff if you have any questions

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Safety Requirements

  • All students must wear eye protection.

    Required Eye Protection

  • All students must wear safety gloves.

    Required Gloves

  • All students must wear protective clothing. Wear long pants, no shorts allowed.

    Required Protective Clothing

  • All students must wear respiratory protection.

    Required Respiratory Protection