Tag: Composite

Particle Board

  Description/Application Particle board is a composite wood product. Wood is chipped into a fiber and then compressed with resin. Particle boards are popular for their lightweight and...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Construction Management, Industrial Design, Sculpture

Kneaded Eraser

  Description/Application A kneaded eraser is a soft eraser that can be formed into any shape for exact/precise erasing. Kneaded erasers are good for highlighting techniques and work...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Construction Management, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Painting

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

MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)

  Description/Application MDF is similar to plywood in that it can be used for low budget projects that are light or non-load-bearing. Generally used for dry interior applications....
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Communications Design, Industrial Design, Research, Sculpture

Glitter

  Description/Application Glitter is a product used by crafters and designers to create a sparkling or shimmering effect. Glitter is primarily composed of very tiny flecks of polyester...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Fashion, Foundation, Interior Design, Painting, Research, Sculpture

Foamcore

  Description/Application Foamcore or foamboard is a sheet material made of an inner core of polystyrene foam, laminated on either side with paper sheets. It is commonly used...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Communications Design, Foundation, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Research

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