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L3 Casting Room

Open to: all students who have taken the mandatory orientation
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St, L306   •   Mon - Fri 10am - 5:30pm; Sat - Sun 11am - 6:30pm

Academic Year 2022-23 Update

~ NOTICE ~

The Casting lab will open on Monday August 29th and will be closed on the following dates:

Closed Sat Sept 3, Sunday Sept 4 and Monday Sept 5 (Labor Day).

Closed Sat Sept 10 and Sunday Sept 11. 

REQUIRED PPE
Access to the Casting Room is restricted unless wearing proper PPE. Anyone using the space must wear:

– Nitrile gloves
– Goggles
– Tyvek suit
– 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

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

There is NO sanding allowed in the casting room.

Mandatory Orientation

To complete the online orientation, enroll in the “Making Center Trainings and Authorization” course in Canvas and complete the “L3 Resin Room” module.
Be sure to fill out the authorization form at the end to be given access to sign up for Libcal reservations.

You will need to pass the orientation to be able to sign up for a time slot on Libcal.

Reservation / Use Protocol

You can book 1-2 hour long reservations in 30 minute intervals.

If you miss your appointment or you’re 30+ minutes late, you will receive a warning. 3 warnings, you lose access to the CNC space for a week. 4 warnings, you lose access for the rest of the semester.

Booking limits: MAX one reservation per day, three per week.

About the L3 Casting Room

APPROVED MATERIALS
Since we’re a bio-friendly space, only the following materials are approved for use in the Casting Room:

Bio Based Casting and Coating Epoxy
Entropy Resin SAP CCR
Aqua-Resin

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.

 

STORAGE
Projects can be stored on the storage shelf for up to one week. They must be labeled with a slip and signed off by a technician. Projects stored for over a week will be thrown away.

Materials/open containers can be stored in the fire cabinet for one semester. We highly encourage the use of this space to not contaminate the rest of the campus. Please label your containers with your name and date.

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