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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 10am - 5:30pm; Tues CLOSED; Wed - Fri 10am - 5:30pm; Sat - Sun 11am - 6:30pm

Academic Year 2021-22 Update

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

 

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.

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 1-4 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.

Please make sure to purchase a Tyvek Suit before coming to your appointment.

About the L3 Casting Room

There is no sanding allowed in the casting room.

Safety

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

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.

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 for one semester. 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