Tag: Casting

Wax

  Description/Application Waxes are water-repellant solids that can be easily melted and poured, or carved. A variety of waxes with different properties exist, including paraffin, beeswax, and microcrystalline...
By Katherine Story
In Fashion, Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculpture

Spackle (Joint Compound)

    Description/Application Spackle is used to patch and repair holes in wood, drywall, and plaster. It is most commonly used at Pratt as a coating on models...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Construction Management, Industrial Design, Research, Sculpture

Silicone Rubber (Smooth-On)

    Description/Application Silicone Mold Rubber is a two-part mixture used to make flexible molds for casting components. Because the finished mold is flexible, it is easy to...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Communications Design, Industrial Design, Jewelry, Research, Sculpture

Rockite Cement

  Description/Application When mixed with water, rockite cement forms a pourable mixture that dries into a rock-hard substance. Rockite is suitable for small and large modeling projects. Resources...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Research, Sculpture

Plaster Powder

  Description/Application Plaster is a powder that turns into a paste when mixed with water. It then hardens and can be used to make molds, casts, and models....
By Carolyn Shafer
In Construction Management, Foundation, Industrial Design, Research, Sculpture

Concrete

  Description/Application Concrete is a mixture of cement, water, and aggregates that together form a pourable, material that then hardens to become extremely durable. This material has a...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Construction Management, Industrial Design, Research, Sculpture

Casting Resin

  Description/Application Casting resins generally come in a kit containing part A and part B components. These components are in liquid form separately but react to solidify when...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Industrial Design, Research, Sculpture